ERIC Number: ED410340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Athletic Equity Guidelines.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Guidelines are presented to ensure the equality of athletic programs for males and females in the Washington state schools. This guide is designed as a foundation for the development of local school and district athletic programs. The essential components for athletic program equality in Washington are: (1) athletic equity plan development; (2) approval of the plan; (3) implementation of the plan; (4) a support system; (5) administrative responsibility and support; (6) a professional athletic staff; (7) opportunities for professional development, including inservice training on equity issues; and (8) accurate ongoing evaluation. Attached are excerpts from pertinent Washington state laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination and describe measures for its elimination. A guide for the analysis of equal opportunity factors in grades 7 through 12 is included that mandates selection of balanced sports offerings, the provision of comparable equipment, and equal opportunities for practice, coaching, and academic tutoring. Another attachment discusses differences between Washington state regulations and Federal Title IX. Washington does not define contact sports, and clearly states that all activities must be offered to all students without respect to sex. Some sample inservice programs for teacher and coach awareness are described, and a survey is presented to survey the recreational and school activities of each school. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Equal Access; Title IX Education Amendments 1972