Tuesday, October 1, 2013
An OCR investigation of athletic opportunities in the Portland, Maine school revealed a 4 to 1 disparity in terms of female versus male opportunities. The district could not demonstrate that it had been taking steps to address the disparity or, in the alternative, that it was meeting females' interest. Per the agreement reached with OCR, the district will offer 110 new opportunities for females by the beginning of next school year. For OCR's press release on the settlement, see here.