Equity in Physical Education, Extra-Curricular Activities, and Athletics
This section of Equity Review Process addresses equity issues related to the physical education program. Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act all require equitable access to and treatment in extra-curricular as well as curricula activities.
The process requirements include:
- Athletics – Under Title IX, all physical education classes are to be integrated and the curriculum offerings are to be the same for both males and females. Both state and federal laws require equitable opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletics. This requires an equal number of options for both males and females in athletic competition at the junior and senior high school level.
- Extra-Curricular Activities – Students involved in extra-curricular activities tend to achieve at higher levels than students who do not. For this reason alone, it is important to examine sub-group participation in these activities. Integration of students on the basis of sex, race, national origin, and disability in extracurricular activities is a good indicator that a school district has achieved an inclusive culture. Board Policy 602.14.