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Got to wondering  the other day are conferences public or private and what I mean by that.  Most school boards are public and have open meeting and any can go and get the minutes from there  meetings.  My thinking is if the conference like Mic or HCC or mid-state to name a few are tied  to public school then would they not be the same and held to the same rules.

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On 3/12/2022 at 12:44 PM, Trojanmp52 said:

Got to wondering  the other day are conferences public or private and what I mean by that.  Most school boards are public and have open meeting and any can go and get the minutes from there  meetings.  My thinking is if the conference like Mic or HCC or mid-state to name a few are tied  to public school then would they not be the same and held to the same rules.

A school conference is a voluntary association of schools and athletic directors. Because they are not spending taxpayer money for conference business (each team pays dues or shares costs for trophies, et al, out of athletic department funds that come from ticket sales), their meetings are not required to be open to the public. 

Most conferences are public school-only. Some are private-school only (the Circle City Conference being one). A few are a mix of private and charter schools (The Pioneer conference, which is a non-football conference, fits that bill). Some have a mix of both (LCC, for example, is a member of the Hoosier Conference. The Indiana Crossroads has two private schools among its eight teams). 

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31 minutes ago, crimsonace1 said:

A school conference is a voluntary association of schools and athletic directors. Because they are not spending taxpayer money for conference business (each team pays dues or shares costs for trophies, et al, out of athletic department funds that come from ticket sales), their meetings are not required to be open to the public. 

Most conferences are public school-only. Some are private-school only (the Circle City Conference being one). A few are a mix of private and charter schools (The Pioneer conference, which is a non-football conference, fits that bill). Some have a mix of both (LCC, for example, is a member of the Hoosier Conference. The Indiana Crossroads has two private schools among its eight teams). 

3 (Ritter . Scecina , Lutheran ) Cascade set to leave the conference after next year Park Tutor rejoining or Covenant Christian are among those under consideration. Could be a true 4 / 4 public private split if they join . 

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1 hour ago, EasyEJay said:

3 (Ritter . Scecina , Lutheran ) Cascade set to leave the conference after next year Park Tutor rejoining or Covenant Christian are among those under consideration. Could be a true 4 / 4 public private split if they join . 

Out of curiosity, where is Cascade going? Back to the WIC? 

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10 minutes ago, crimsonace1 said:

Out of curiosity, where is Cascade going? Back to the WIC? 

I'm not 100% sure that is what I've heard but not from anyone associated with Cascade (So take it for what its worth) . 

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11 hours ago, crimsonace1 said:

A school conference is a voluntary association of schools and athletic directors. Because they are not spending taxpayer money for conference business (each team pays dues or shares costs for trophies, et al, out of athletic department funds that come from ticket sales), their meetings are not required to be open to the public. 

Most conferences are public school-only. Some are private-school only (the Circle City Conference being one). A few are a mix of private and charter schools (The Pioneer conference, which is a non-football conference, fits that bill). Some have a mix of both (LCC, for example, is a member of the Hoosier Conference. The Indiana Crossroads has two private schools among its eight teams). 

Thank you for the information 

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