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Minnesota parent legislation to aid coaches

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It’s just one simple sentence, but for Minnesota high school coaches, it could be the difference between remaining on the bench and sitting in the stands.

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Added to an existing statute on coaching contract renewal will be the following: “The existence of parent complaints must not be the sole reason for a board to not renew a coaching contract.”

Passed 78-56 in the Minnesota House of Representatives and 41-26 in the Senate on Sunday, Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the bill today.

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