Tuesday, April 06, 2010

So sad. Really sad. The cloud of Title IX used as a delay tactic.

The Women's Law Project sent this out via email:
The results are in! This Wednesday, April 7, at 5:30 PM, the auditor who conducted the Title IX audit of the Pittsburgh Public Schools' high school athletics programs will present her findings and recommendations to the board's Education Committee members. After her presentation, the school district will present their plan for implementing her recommendations and ensuring gender equity in their sports programs.
History of the Title IX Audit

This audit was undertaken by PPS after the Women's Law Project met with school board members and counsel to advocate on behalf of female athletes in the school district. At that meeting, the WLP also discussed preliminary findings from Right to Know requests of several PPS high schools, which indicated that girls were not receiving equitable athletic opportunities in their school athletics programs.
Title IX Audit, Recommendations, and Implementation

At this Wednesday's Education Committee meeting, the athletic director and consultant who conducted the audit, Peg Pennepacker, will present her findings. After her presentation, the school district will reveal their plan to implement her recommendations throughout the district.

This meeting is open to the public. We hope you will join us to hear the results of this important audit and hold the school district accountable for providing equal athletic opportunities to all students, regardless of sex.

Education Committee Meeting Details

Where: Board Committee Room, Administration Building, 341 S. Bellefield Avenue (Oakland)
When: 5:30 PM
For further information: Contact the WLP at infopitt@womenslawproject.org

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