Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Illinois School District Agrees to Equal Treatment for Girls Sports

We've blogged a few times about the Title IX lawsuit against Canton (Illinois) School District No. 66 (see here, here and here). The school district was charged the school with discriminating against girls' athletic teams in funding and support. The parties have reportedly entered into a settlement agreement that ensures girls' teams have equal access to practice facilities, lockers, and funding.

The plaintiffs had also claimed that the school district discriminated against girls teams by only deploying band and cheerleaders to boys games. The press I've read about the settlement agreement does not address this issue.