Proposed Rule Changes fall into two categories:
- Representative Assembly
- Activity Advisory Committee
The Representative Assembly is the legislative body of the MSHSL and is responsible for making and changing bylaws. Membership consists of three delegates from each of the sixteen Administrative Regions.
The Representative Assembly holds an annual meeting in May of each school year or as determined by Board of Directors to review League activities, finances and concerns and to consider and act on any proposed bylaw amendments. At least nine of the sixteen Administrative Regions must vote yes to to a proposed amendment to move it forward to the Representative Assembly.
The Activity Advisory Committee of each coaches and fine arts associations submit proposals seasonally to the League Office. Committee proposals are advisory and only the Board of Directors may make decisions regarding any change to an activity. The Committees may submit proposals for the following:
- State Tournament Recommendations
- Regular Season and Section Tournament Format Recommendations
- Staff Recommendations (to Tournament Staff)
- State Tournament Recommendations regarding sites and dates
The League office forwards proposals to Administrative Region Committees who conduct a straw vote and provide input and feedback to the League Office.
The Activities Directors Advisory Committee and the Principals Advisory Committee will meet seasonally to provide input to the Board of Directors regarding each proposal.
The Board of Directors reviews and acts on the Advisory Committee Recommendations at the following Board Meetings:
- Fall Activities - February
- Winter Activities - June
- Spring Activities - October