The league may establish a policy to guide member high schools in forming or altering interscholastic conferences.
A league member high school that is not in a conference may ask the league to arrange membership for the league member in an interscholastic conference.
The reason the member is not in a conference must be: (1) the conference was dissolved, or (2) the member was involuntarily excluded.
Before asking the league to arrange membership, the school must make a good faith attempt over at least 90 days to join a conference. The 90 days run from the date of the school's first written request to join or rejoin a conference.
The league must arrange the conference membership within 90 days after receiving a timely written request from a league member high school.
The league must follow its criteria in arranging the conference membership.
(a) The requesting school or a high school already in the conference that is the subject of the proposed arrangement may request a timely public hearing on the proposed arrangement.
(b) The league must notify the schools mentioned in paragraph (a) of the right to a hearing.
The league's final decision on a matter of conference membership under this section is binding on all of the schools required to be notified of the right to a hearing.
Except to the extent the league arranges conference membership under this section, an interscholastic conference of schools participating in activities delegated to the league may be formed and changed freely.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes