May 23, 2013
Minnesota Governor Signs Bill Protecting Coaches From Parents

Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/208597061.html

Minnesota high school coaches got an extra sentence of protection from upset parents as a result of a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Mark Dayton.

The sentence, added to an existing statute on coaching contract renewal, says, The existence of parent complaints must not be the sole reason for a board to not renew a coaching contract.”

Coaches had sought the language, believed to be the first of its kind in the country, in response to growing and sometimes fierce opposition from parents upset about playing time or better roles for their high school athletes. Supporters said it was necessary to help coaches, who face annual contract renewal, to keep their jobs.

Critics such as the Minnesota School Boards Association have said the measure will undermine the authority of school boards which make such contract decisions.

Minnesota Governor Signs Bill Protecting Coaches From Parents

Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/208597061.html

Minnesota high school coaches got an extra sentence of protection from upset parents as a result of a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Mark Dayton .

The sentence, added to an existing statute on coaching contract renewal, says, “The existence of parent complaints must not be the sole reason for a board to not renew a coaching contract.”

Coaches had sought the language, believed to be the first of its kind in the country, in response to growing and sometimes fierce opposition from parents upset about playing time or better roles for their high school athletes. Supporters said it was necessary to help coaches, who face annual contract renewal, to keep their jobs.

Critics such as the Minnesota School Boards Association have said the measure will undermine the authority of school boards which make such contract decisions.






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