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Mr. Dave Stead

Wrong Dave Stead?

Executive Director

Minnesota State High School League
2100 Freeway Blvd.
Brooklyn Center , Minnesota 55430
United States


Employment History

  • League Executive Director
    Minnesota State High School


  • University of Northern Iowa
  • specialist degree , educational administration
    Mankato State University
  • master of arts degree , educational administration
    University of Wyoming
  • Morningside College
  • bachelor of arts degree
195 Total References
Web References, 8 June 2015 [cached]
In his opening statement, MSHSL Executive Director David Stead made the most unfortunate and inaccurate claim that federal law required the Board to pass this draft policy. He was corrected by at least one attorney in the crowd who clarified that guidance from the U.S Office of Civil Rights does not constitute federal law.
Minnesota State High School ..., 4 April 2015 [cached]
Minnesota State High School League executive director Dave Stead speaks about his organization's 100th anniversary at a Dunkers breakfast on Thursday at the Minneapolis Club.
Artists of Minnesota: About Us, 24 Jan 2015 [cached]
DeVaughn then contacted Dave Stead, the executive director of the Minnesota State High School League. He listened with interest and explained that it would take a lot of support to get an amendment in place. He recommended that DeVaughn talk to superintendents of schools that were part of MSHSL (nearly every one in the state).
When Dave Stead shared the comment that he wasn't aware of any other state high school league having a visual arts category, DeVaughn said, "Good. Then Minnesota can be the Leader.
She received a standing ovation for all of her efforts.
"One of our goals was to ..., 12 June 2014 [cached]
"One of our goals was to explore the potential assimilation of education-based competitions to enhance opportunities for students and member schools," said Dave Stead, executive director of the Minnesota State High School League.
"It is needed to put a ..., 12 Nov 2014 [cached]
"It is needed to put a structure in place around an issue that already exists," argued Dave Stead, the executive director of the MSHSL, told WND.
Asked about how many transgender students were in Minnesota, Stead admitted to having "no idea."
But he insisted the policy is "necessary for our schools to have structure on this issue that exists."
When requested to clarify what exactly the issue was, he said: "The issue is that there are some students who present themselves differently from what they were assigned at birth.
"That's a national thing as you well know," Stead added. "So what we're doing is putting a structure there for schools."
He was aware of the growing opposition.
However, when asked about specific concerns raised by parents - boys who call themselves females changing or showering in girls' locker rooms, for example - he said "that's not realistic."
Stead explained that schools "make the determinations about eligibility, and they make determinations about what will happen in their school communities as well."
When pressed about the concerns of parents, he responded: "I've given you the answer that I would like to give you, and that is that we're putting a structure around an issue that already exists," repeating the talking point for the sixth time.
"The board provides guidance for schools," he concluded, pointing to the MSHSL's website for more information.
"We're providing guidance for schools around a particular issue that already exists. I've given you all of the information I need to do right now."
Another staffer at the organization reached before Stead, who said he was not authorized to speak on the record and was not familiar enough with the issue to comment, said numerous other states already had similar policies in place.
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