A school losing accreditation status may choose to initiate an appeals process through a formal letter to a representative of the Association. This letter shall specify the reasons for the appeal and agree to assume expenses for the appeal process. If the letter presents substantial documented information not previously available to the evaluation committee, the president may grant accreditation status. If not demonstrated, the president shall appoint an appeals committee of three (3) association members not directly associated with the school involved. The decision of this committee is final in regard to the accreditation status of the school.