第九条 and 不歧视 Statement
国内十大彩票平台ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 国家的起源, 宗教, sex (including pregnancy, 性别认同, 或性取向), 婚姻状况, 残疾, or any other legally prohibited basis in admission or access to District programs and activities.
第九条 of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. The law benefits both males and females and requires educational institutions to maintain policies, practices and programs that do not discriminate against anyone based on sex. 根据这项法律, males and females are expected to receive fair and equal treatment in all areas of public education, 包括体育.
How does this apply to Michigan: A Brief History
第九条 changes here in Michigan have been contentious at times with parents and state athletic administrators battling in court. Communities for 股本 (CFE) is a Michigan-based advocacy organization that sued the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) for discrimination in 1998. Six of seven issues in the complaint were resolved through mediation and the issue of athletic season alignment went to trial in 2001.
The MHSAA was found guilty of discrimination by placing numerous girls' sports in nontraditional seasons and no boys' sports in nontradtitional seasons. The court then ordered the MHSAA to provide an equitable athletic sport season schedule between genders. The long legal battle ended in 2007 in favor of Communities For 股本 and equitable seasonal sports offerings for boys and girls began in Michigan's high schools shortly thereafter.
自从诉讼以来, CFE 第九条 advocates have been working closely with 国内十大彩票平台ISD and OK Conference officials to ensure athletes are treated fairly. As a result of this collaboration Kent County has emerged as a state leader in 第九条 compliance initiatives.
The OK Conference now requires participating schools to complete:
- The 第九条 Annual Compliance Report
- OK Conference Student Interest survey every three years
- OK Conference Gender 股本 Comprehensive Audit (GECA) every five years
Participating schools are also required to present gender equity information at preseason meetings.