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Title IX: Interscholastic Athletics: Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (IN) (05-11-5002)

On February 4, 2013, OCR resolved a Title IX compliance review of Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (Corporation).  The review examined whether the Corporation discriminated against female students under Title IX by denying them an equal opportunity to participate in its high school interscholastic athletics program and by not providing to female athletes locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities that are equivalent to those provided to male athletes.  Prior to the conclusion of OCR's investigation, the Corporation entered into a Resolution Agreement with OCR.  Under the terms of the agreement, the Corporation will assess whether there are unmet athletics interests and abilities among female students and, if so, it will take steps by 2013-14 to increase opportunities for female, including new sports teams for girls, additional levels for existing teams or increased squad size for existing teams.  The Corporation will also develop, implement and publicize a procedure for interested parties to use to request the addition of new sports or levels of sports at each high school.  The agreement makes clear that OCR does not require or encourage the elimination of any team and that it is seeking action from the Corporation that does not involve the elimination of athletic opportunities for either sex.  The agreement also requires the Corporation to assess the locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities at each high school by comparing for males and females, the quality, availability, exclusivity, maintenance and preparation of practice and competitive facilities, and the availability and quality of locker rooms.  The Corporation will upgrade any facilities that are not comparable by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Read the Press Release | Read the Resolution Letter download files PDF (73K) | Read the Resolution Agreement download files PDF (34K)

 


 
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