Thursday, October 04, 2012

Butte to Seek Resolution Agreement Over Softball Field

Regarding the pending Title IX complaint over softball fields in Butte, which Kris first blogged about last March, the school board recently voted to pursue a voluntary resolution with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, in settlement of the matter.  The complaint was filed last year by two former assistant coaches, who alleged that the school district discriminated against girls by giving the softball team access to an inferior facility off the high school campus, while sinking over $1 million into a stadium renovation for use by boys' teams.   According to the press, the school district decided to seek a resolution agreement because it will provide officials with a "clear path" to compliance, without having to admit that any violation had occurred.