Saturday, March 19, 2011

26 Washington School Districts Named in Title IX Complaint

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights recently accepted a complaint that cites 26 school districts in state of Washington for failing to provide equitable opportunities in girls' athletics. The school districts recently received notice of the complaint and have been asked to provide information to OCR, so it can decide whether to investigate further. According to the Bellingham Herald, officials from area school districts were surprised to have learned about the complaint and professed to having "no idea" about any gender disparities in the district -- which is, of course, usually how those disparities get to be there in the first place.