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Bill to protect HS coaches (MN)

Postby Flip » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:51 pm

http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/205166471.html

Louder and more frequent parent complaints about high school coaches have the Legislature considering more protection for them, a plan that apparently would be a first in the nation.

The bill, introduced by a former high school cross-country coach, arrives after the departure of dozens of Minnesota coaches, often amid pressure from increasingly vocal and demanding parents about more playing time or better roles for their high school athletes.

The measure, in the House omnibus bill, would add one line to an existing statute on coaching contract renewal: “The existence of parent complaints must not be the sole reason for a board to not renew a coaching contract.’’


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Re: Bill to protect HS coaches (MN)

Postby Sportsrube » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:59 am

Interesting article, I doubt if this bill will pass though. I totally agree that we have a major problem with parents who are too vocal and think there child is better than they really are but I don't think this would solve that problem. If more School Board members had the guts to tell parents that they are out of line or that they disagree with them this problem would be cut in half. Too often school board members response to a complaint is "I'll fix it" because that helps them get re-elected. I believe we have way more problems with school boards than we do with teachers/coaches in our education system.
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Re: Bill to protect HS coaches (MN)

Postby Flip » Fri May 24, 2013 1:48 am

I'm not sure it will help much either, but this bill did pass.
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