MSHSL Board of Directors Approves Credit for Membership Dues
(SPICER, MN) — The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors today approved a credit to the 2021-2022 invoices of member schools that total approximately $1.063 million. The approval was made during the board’s first meeting of the school year, which was held at the Little Crow Conference Center. The approval is effective immediately.
Based on the board policy formula for earmarking reserves, 60 percent of the $1.063 million will be used to reduce school’s activity registration fees from $225 to $160 for each registered activity. The remaining 40 percent will be used to reduce the MSHSL enrollment fee per participant from $6.35 to $4.60.
“The Board of Directors met and approved a 2021-2022 Budget Adjustment, and consequently, approved a reduction of membership dues for the 2021-2022 school year,” said board president Tom Jerome, the superintendent of schools in Roseau. “This is terrific news for our member schools and we look forward to an exciting year filled with opportunities and growth for our students, member schools and all others associated with the Minnesota State High School League.”
The surplus was created when revenue items during the 2020-2021 school year generated income higher than expected. Those sources included forgiveness on a Paycheck Protection Program loan, attendance at winter and spring tournaments, sponsorships, and events televised by the League’s broadcast and streaming partners. In addition, extensive cost-saving measures were implemented by League Staff throughout the year.