Title IX Complaint Investigation

The McMinnville School District (District) has two ongoing Title IX allegations currently pending. First, the former girls’ cross-country coach, and five others, filed an official complaint with the U.S. District Court. They allege that the District retaliated against the girls’ program by hiring a new, part-time, cross country coach for the girls, while the boys program has both a head coach and an assistant. Additionally, the complaint alleges that athletes suffered in both performance and recruiting opportunities. Other Title IX issues included discrepancies between equipment and traveling accommodations for the boys’ team and girls’ team. Second, a separate Title IX investigation was filed in the Office of Civil Rights in February of this year. This complaint alleges unequal facilities and programs for the girls’ and boys’ softball and baseball facilities. The boys’ facilities had superior lighting, warning tracks, batting cages, and school branding. The District and the Office of Civil Rights are currently working on a resolution agreement.

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