Each school is to file an annual form with the IRS called 5578 Certificate of Racial Non-Discrimination. This is for all schools: early childhood, elementary & high schools. It is due 5 months and 15 days following the end of your fiscal year. For schools with a fiscal year end of June 30 this report is due November 15. A copy of this report may be found at LuthEd under the resources tab (Form 5578). Because we are all members of the LCMS, we can use LCMS information in Box 2 of this form. Box 1 is the owner of the school, usually your church. Box 3 is your school information.
Every school should every year make a public announcement of its non-discrimination policy, if 75% of your student come from your congregation, you may print it in your church’s newsletter. If you put notice for enrollment in a public newspaper, then include your policy. Every school must include a statement of its racially nondiscriminatory policy as to students in all its brochures and catalogues dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships.
Your non-discrimination policy can be as simple as “The (name) school admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.”