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1 Title IX Desert Pines High School Coaches Education September 19, 2012

2 History of Title IX Educational amendment that bans sex discrimination in schools. “no person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.” 10 Key Areas Higher education Career Education Employment Math and Science Standardized Testing Athletics Learning Environment Sexual Harassment Technology

3 Title IX and Athletics Measure athletic interests Selection of sports Respond to interest Student Interest and Abilities Equipment and supplies Game and Practice schedules Travel and per diem allowances Coaching opportunities Facilities Medical services Publicity Athletic Benefits and Opportunities Scholarships pass proportionality rate Financial Assistance

4 Title IX and Athletics Three-Part TestHigh School Athletics Courts typically rely on the proportionality test to determine high school compliance. Not monitored as strictly as college athletics due to a lack of funding and systems to monitor 63% of student population is female, 63% of athletic population must be female Provide athletic participation opportunities that are substantially proportionate to student enrollment Surveys to determine athletic interest of underrepresented sex Demonstrate a continual expansion of athletic opportunities for the underrepresented sex Implementing new sports programs Accommodate the interest and ability of the underrepresented sex

5 Issues with Title IX Add Women’s Teams Cut Men’s Teams At the collegiate level male athletes per school declined 6% and men’s teams per school dropped 17% from National Women’s Law Center filed administrative complaints against 12 school districts claiming they were not providing enough competitive opportunities. If the proportionality test is successfully applied to high school athletics, over 1.3 million male high school athletes could be sidelined.

6 CCSD Compliance Facilities/Equipment Student Interest and Opportunities Conducting surveys to measure athletic interest. Schools do not have to offer the same sports to males and females. Institutes must accommodate to the same degree the athletic interests and abilities of each sex in the selection of sports. Now offering Flag Football in the winter based upon student surveys. Equal facilities and equipment for male and female athletics Stadium lights and locker rooms are common compliance issues

7 Desert Pines Compliance Title IX Site Visit Specific Concern: Increase Title IX awareness in the school and community Recommendations: Ensure Title IX information is available to all students/parents. Provide Title IX training to coaches Utilize parent letter and school website to increase awareness Meeting Title IX Compliance School Population: Male: 53.33% Female: 46.66% Participation in Athletics: Male: 57.20% Female: 42.80% Equal facilities and funding Creating of flag football program Title IX coaches training Updating athletics webpage Title IX fliers

8 Desert Pines Compliance ATHLETICS OFFICE EXT TITLE IX LIASON: Michael Rolands ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY: April Brown ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Gertha Robertson


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