IPS, feds reach agreement over Title IX sports violations
February 27, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
The federal government has found that Indianapolis Public Schools violated Title IX by denying female students an equal opportunity to participate in its high school sports programs.
The district and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement to resolve the violations.
The deal includes improving athletic facilities, equipment and supplies, and more equitable prime-time scheduling of girls games and practice times, according to Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights for the DOE.
The three-year investigation began as a compliance review in September 2010, Lhamon said, rather than from a complaint.