ERIC Number: ED375114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Pupil Nondiscrimination Guidelines for Athletics. Implementing Section 118.13 of the Wisconsin Statutes and PI 9 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
These guidelines explaining state pupil nondiscrimination requirements in interscholastic athletics are the result of a collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA). The guide is designed to help schools fully implement Wisconsin's pupil nondiscrimination guidelines and administrative rules. The guide is organized into the following sections: overview; philosophy; Administrative Rule; meeting the goals of equity in athletics; and questions and answers. It is intended that the guidelines will help ensure the following: (1) No student's athletic participation is to be determined by any of the discriminatory factors listed in section 118.13, Wisconsin Statutes; (2) male and female athletic programs are to be provided with comparable facilities, coaching, equipment, schedules, etc.; (3) levels of competition provided are to be commensurate with student interests and abilities; (4) activities peripheral to the athletic program are to be assigned on the basis of a school plan that does not include sex as a factor; and (5) administrators, coaches, parents, and athletes must understand both the legal and philosophical implications of discrimination in athletics. Eleven appendixes include the following information or documentation: how to provide cheerleaders for both boys' and girls' sports; the school's responsibility if a complaint is filed under the Pupil Nondiscrimination Law; a sample discrimination complaint procedure; a sample discrimination complaint form; WIAA comparable sports; student interest surveys; a sample student athletic interest form; the Attorney General's opinion on logos; the State Superintendent's letter to district administrators; resources; and Section 118.13 Wisconsin Statutes. (LL)
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Facilities, Equal Protection, Females, Gender Issues, Guidelines, Males, Nondiscriminatory Education, Policy Formation, Public Schools, Secondary School Students, Sex Fairness, State Legislation, State Standards
Bureau for Educational Equity Programs, Equity and Multicultural Education Section, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O., Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972