ERIC Number: ED433308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota State High School League. A Program Evaluation Report. Report #98-07.
Minnesota State Office of the Legislative Auditor, St. Paul. Program Evaluation Div.
This document presents a program evaluation report of the Minnesota State High School League, a nonprofit corporation that is a voluntary association of public and private high schools. Member schools delegate control of certain extracurricular activities to the League and, in turn, the League administers athletic and fine arts programs and competitions and establishes student eligibility rules. It is not a state agency, though in the last decade, the state legislature has shown continuing interest in its activities. This study focused on changes that have occurred since the 1987 evaluation of the League, state laws that govern the League's operation and how they compare with those governing state agencies, and changes needed to make the League more accountable to the legislature, students, parents, member schools, and the public. The study compared the League's bylaws and policies with various public accountability laws governing state agencies; examined League practices; talked with staff and board members from the League and officials from state agencies with oversight responsibilities; interviewed representatives from student, parent, and school organizations; and examined how other states have organized similar activities. A summary of the report precedes chapter 1. Chapter 1 presents background information. Chapter 2 discusses results related to public accountability. Chapter 3 presents results related to alternative structures. Agency responses are included. (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Athletics, Costs, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, High Schools, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, State Government, State Legislation
Legislative Auditor's Office, Program Evaluation Division, Centennial Office Bldg., First Floor South, St. Paul, MN 55155; Tel: 612-296-4708; Fax: 612-296-4712; Web site: http://www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us/ped2.htm; alternative formats such as large print, Braille, or audio tape: Tel: 612-296-8976, or Minnesota Relay Service: Tel: 612-297-5353; Tel: 800-627-3529 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Office of the Legislative Auditor, St. Paul. Program Evaluation Div.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota