Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Investigation underway in Texas

In late May administrators in the Palmer school district in Texas received word that a Title IX complaint had been filed with OCR. The district is supplying information and a visit by a team of investigators is forthcoming, though no date has been set. The superintendent and others seem quite willing to provide the information and respond to the allegations which, according to the superintendent, are somewhat general right now. No specific teams have been mentioned but the complaint lists areas in which the district allegedly discriminates against its girls' programs at the both the middle school and high school level. They include: provision of equipment and supplies at the high school; provision of locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities at the high school; opportunity to receive coaching and assignment and compensation of coaches at the middle school.

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