Session of 1997
HOUSE BILL No. 2533
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs 3-17
AN ACT concerning the Kansas state high school activities association;
prohibiting regulation or supervision thereby of activities during cer-
tain periods of time; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 72-130 and repealing
the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 72-130 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 72-130. (a) Any association with a majority of the high schools of
the state as members and the purpose of which association is the state-
wide regulation, supervision, promotion and development of any of the
activities defined in K.S.A. 72-133, and amendments thereto, and in
which any public high school of this state may participate directly or
(1) On or before September 1 of each year make a full report of its
operation for the preceding calendar year to the state board of education.
The report shall contain a complete and detailed financial statement un-
der the certificate of a certified public accountant.
(2) File with the state board a copy of all reports and publications
issued from time to time by such association.
(3) Be governed by a board of directors which shall exercise the leg-
islative authority of the association and shall establish policy for the as-
(4) Submit to the state board of education, for its approval or disap-
proval prior to adoption, any amendments, additions, alterations or mod-
ifications of its articles of incorporation or bylaws. If any articles of in-
corporation, bylaws or any amendment, addition or alteration thereto is
disapproved by the state board of education, the same shall not be
(5) Establish a system for the classification of member high schools
according to student attendance.
(6) Be subject to the provisions of the Kansas open meetings law.
(7) Be subject to the provisions of the open records law.
(b) The association shall not regulate or supervise any of the activities
defined in K.S.A. 72-133, and amendments thereto, during the periods of
time outside the seasons of such activities, exclusive of post-season tour-
nament competition. The association shall not regulate, supervise, prohibit
or interfere in any way with the participation of students or personnel of
member high schools in any of such activities during such periods of time,
nor shall the association penalize or sanction in any way any such students
or personnel for participation in any of such activities during such periods
(b) (c) The board of directors shall consist of not less than 60 mem-
bers. At least eight directors shall be members of boards of education,
elected by local boards of education. At least two of such directors shall
be elected from each congressional district of the state. At least two di-
rectors shall be representatives of the state board of education, appointed
by the state board. Directors who are representatives of the senior high
schools which are affiliated with a league shall be elected by the league.
The senior high schools which are not affiliated with a league shall be
represented by at least one director. At least four directors shall be rep-
resentatives of the middle/junior high schools, elected by the middle/
junior high schools. At least one director shall be representative of and
selected by athletic administrators. At least one director shall be repre-
sentative of and selected by coaches. At least one director shall be rep-
resentative of and selected by speech communications educators. At least
one director shall be representative of and selected by music educators.
At least one director shall be representative of and selected by scholars'
bowl coaches. Upon selection of the foregoing directors, the state board
of education shall be provided with a list of such directors. In order to
attain, when necessary, and insofar as possible, representation of ethnic
minority groups and both genders on the board of directors, the state
board shall appoint not more than four additional directors from the pub-
lic at large. All directors are limited to six consecutive years of service.
(c) (d) An executive board which shall be responsible for the admin-
istration, enforcement and interpretation of policy established by the
board of directors shall be elected by the board of directors from its
membership. Insofar as possible, membership on the executive board
shall be representative of ethnic minority groups, both genders, and all
geographical areas of the state.
(d) (e) An appeal board which shall be responsible for conducting
hearings provided for in K.S.A. 72-134, and amendments thereto, shall
be elected as provided in this subsection. The appeal board shall consist
of eight members. The membership of the appeal board shall include
four members who are board of education members, elected by the
boards of education of the member schools of the association; and four
members who are school administrators, elected by the member schools
of the association. No member of the board of directors shall be eligible
for election to membership on the appeal board. All members of the
appeal board are limited to six consecutive years of service.
(e) (f) The executive board is authorized to employ an executive di-
rector and such other personnel as may be necessary to the exercise of
the powers and the performance of the functions and duties of the board
of directors, the executive board, and the appeal board. The executive
director and all other personnel, except custodial, clerical or maintenance
personnel, employed by the executive board pursuant to this subsection,
shall file written statements of substantial interests, as provided by K.S.A.
46-248 through 46-252, and amendments thereto.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 72-130 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.