Monday, 01 March 2010 19:20
FORT TOWSON — Fort Towson school officials made public Friday the terms of a recent federal lawsuit settlement in which several school district patrons sought changes to the districts girls’ sports programs.
The school district agreed to comply with Title IX regulations and the following:
• To the extent the district provides equipment, supplies, uniforms and shoes for students who participate in athletics, both as to quantity and quality, it shall do so in a manner that does not discriminate on the basis as to gender.
• The district shall select coaches for all teams, male and female, using the same criteria and with the same motivation to attract qualified an skilled coaches. The district shall utilize a gender-neutral system for attracting coaches for all of its teams, male and female.
The parties have toured the district’s facilities for the purpose of identifying modifications to facilities to ensure that the district’s athletic facilities assigned to female athletes are equivalent to those assigned to male athletes. Defendants agree to address the following issues in regard to the softball facilities in the following manner, within one calendar year...
• The district shall ensure that the softball program has equivalent access, as compared to the baseball program, to the current press box/concession stand/public restroom facility which adjoins the baseball field;
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