Friday, May 22, 2009

Texas School District Under Investigation

The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in Texas is currently being investigated by the Office for Civil Rights, which received allegations that that district has discriminated against female athletes by offering fewer opportunities and by providing girls teams with inferior facilities, specifically with regards to softball. According to this article, more girls' teams than boys' temas have mandatory cuts, and a recently survey revealed that among female nonathletes in the district, 65% cited lack of opportunity as the reason why they did not participate in sports. If the GCISD relies on prong three to demonstrate compliance (as most schools do), this evidence of unmet interest would certainly call that compliance into question.