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Gender Equity Comprehensive Audit. Thornapple Kellogg Schools-June 2009. Title IX of the Civil Rights Act Prohibits against sex discrimination against students and employees. Males and females are expected to receive fair and equal treatment.

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Gender equity comprehensive audit

Gender Equity Comprehensive Audit

Thornapple Kellogg Schools-June 2009


Title ix and the ok conference

Title IX of the Civil Rights Act

  • Prohibits against sex discrimination against students and employees.

  • Males and females are expected to receive fair and equal treatment.

    “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance.”

Title IX and the OK Conference


Title ix and the ok conference1

How do Athletics Comply with Title IX?

1) Participation- proportionality

TK (2007-08):

Girls were 45.14% of total enrollment

Girls were 45.55% of total athletes

This calculates to a +.42% ratio

2008-09: 518 Girls/513 Boys

2) Additional Program Components-GECA

Title IX and the OK Conference


Geca committee

Title IX Coordinator: Brian Balding

High School Principal: Tony Koski

Administrative Assistant: Sharon Jansma

Male Coach: Lance Laker

Female Coach: Jen Shaw

Booster Club Rep: Sharon Haney

Parent (female athlete): Kathryn Humphry

Parent (male athlete): Deb Garrison

Faculty Rep: Lindsey Baxter

Athletic Trainer: Kim Eldred

Male student-athlete: Jacob Bultema

Female student-athlete: Kate Scheidel

GECA Committee


Geca process

  • Data gathered from two sources:

    • Athletic department information.

    • Coaches’ surveys.

  • Seven areas considered:

    • Coaching

    • Equipment, supplies, and uniforms.

    • Facilities

    • Scheduling

    • Medical/Athletic Training

    • Publicity

    • Travel

  • GECA met to complete audit on May 28.

GECA Process


Synopsis of findings

  • Majority of areas showed no discrepancies between girls’ and boys’ sports.

  • Areas that did show significant discrepancies:

    • Expenses for equipment, uniforms, and supplies were higher for boys’ program (football) .

    • Locker room access in the fall-boys’ sports reported inadequate facilities.

      • Solution: utilize girls JV locker room for boys’ teams in the fall.

    • Inadequate facilities for softball and competitive cheer (construction issue).

      • Solution: install fencing at Page softball field to make it an adequate competition field.

Synopsis of Findings


Publicizing the geca

  • Each board member has a copy of the GECA tonight.

  • KISD is gathering all audits.

  • Following board approval and submission to KISD, GECA will be posted on website.

  • Questions: call 795-5432.

Publicizing the GECA


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