Education Equity

EE 09: Athletics


9.0  The LEA accommodates the interests and abilities in athletics of both sexes by any one of the following means:
(a)  Opportunities for interscholastic-level participation for male and female students are provided in numbers substantially proportionate to their respective enrollments. (EC Section 230[d][1])
(b)  The history of the program and continuing practice of program expansion are demonstrably responsive to the developing interest and abilities of members of the sex that has been and is underrepresented among interscholastic athletes. (EC Section 230[d][2])
(c)  Interests and abilities of the members of the underrepresented sex have been fully and effectively accommodated by the present program.
(EC Section 230[d][3])
9.2  The LEA ensures that each public elementary school, secondary school, and charter school offering competitive athletics shall make all of the following information publicly available at the end of the school year and shall reflect the total number of players on a team roster on the first official day of team competition: total enrollment of the school, classified by gender; number of pupils enrolled at the school who participate in competitive athletics, classified by gender; number of boys' and girls' teams, classified by sport and competition level. (EC sections 221.9[a–b])
(a)  This information shall be posted on the Internet and be listed by individual school. (EC Section 221.9[c])
(b)  All data utilized to compile each school's information shall be retained by the school for a minimum of three years after the information is posted on the Internet. (EC Section 221.9[d])
9.3  Facilities, equipment, and opportunity provided for students are comparable and equitable to both sexes consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's records.
(EC Section 221.5[f]; 5 CCR sections 4922[a][1–9]; 34 CFR Section 106.33)
9.4  Athletic programs supported by public funds provide equal opportunity for participation by all students and ensure equitable use of such funds.
(EC Section 221.7[b]; 5 CCR sections 4900[b], 4920, and 4922; 34 CFR Section 106.41)
9.5  If the LEA reduces its athletic budget, it does so consistent with state and federal gender equity laws.
(EC Section 230[e]; 5 CCR Section 4922[b]; 34 CFR Section 106.41[c])