Friday, March 09, 2012

OCR still watching Darien

A quick search of this blog for Darien High School will reveal the many issues the Darien School District has had complying with Title IX in both the areas of equal opportunity and equal treatment (facilities, practice times, etc.). Three complaints in the past six years have resulted in some changes for the better. But not everything is settled and OCR has said Darien still has work to do. The gymnastics team still lacks the appropriate facilities. And the swim team is still having issues with practice times at the local YMCA. (Though the pool at the Y is under construction and apparently, post-renovations, all should be good though there is still a lot of discussion about "pool inequities.")
But apparently OCR is staying on top of this case. Though, notably, there has been no threat of loss of federal funding or firm deadlines by OCR that we are aware of.