Status of the High School Athletics Accountability Act

Report
“Title IX Compliance –
Status of the High School
Athletics Accountability Act”
NFHS/NIAAA Annual Conference for Directors of Athletics
December 16, 2008
San Diego, CA.
Peg Pennepacker, C.A.A.
Susquehanna Township High School
Harrisburg, PA.
717-657-5117 xt. 6
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High School Athletics Accountability Act
of 2007
House Bill # H.R. 901 (HSAAA)
Senate Bill # S.F. 282 (HSASICA)
H.R. 901 Introduced: February 7, 2007
S.B. (518) Introduced: February 4, 2003
Original Sponsor:
Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
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About This Legislation:
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
of 1965 (ESEA) to direct coeducational
elementary and secondary schools, if they
participate in any ESEA program, to:
(1) Report certain information on equality in their
school athletic programs to the Commissioner for
Educational Statistics; and
(2) Make such information available to their students
and potential students, upon request, and to the
public.
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Generally Speaking…
The High School Athletics Accountability
Act of 2007
Would require that high schools report
basic data on the number of female and
male students in their athletic programs
and the expenditures made for their
sports teams.
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Importance of reporting data…
• Title IX
Enforcement
• No accountability
requirements exist
• DOE no regs. to
guide enforcement
in high schools
• Statistics have
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EADA
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
(EADA) of 1994
This bill requires colleges and universities to
report to the Department of Education
data in areas such as number of
participants, operating expenses,
personnel expenses, revenues, coaches,
etc.
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What will be reported…
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Number of male and female students
Listing of the teams that competed in athletic competition,
and for each
1. Season in which the team competed
2. Total number of participants, broken down by
a. gender
b. race
c. ethnicity
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What will be reported - continued
• Total budget and expenses for the team for
1. travel
2. equipment
3. uniforms
4. facilities, including locker rooms, fields, and
gymnasiums
5. trainers (full and part time), identifying trainers by
gender
6. publicity for competitions
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What will be reported - continued
• Total number of coaches (full and part time, head
and assistant) and for each coach the following
data:
1. gender
2. qualifications
• Total number of competitions scheduled, and what
time they are scheduled
• Whether the teams participated in postseason
competition, and the relative success of such
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“National” High School Athletics
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Also included…
FINDINGS:
“The Congress finds as follows:…”
Examples of the benefits of
participating in sports.
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Benefits of Participation
 Sport participation is an investment in the psychological health of women
 Female athletes are more likely to develop positive school and lifestyle
habits
 Female athletes are more likely to develop positive school and lifestyle
habits
 Athletics participation during high school has significant lifetime health
benefits
 High school athletics offers many students a ticket to higher education
 Participation in sports provides many teenagers with a structured, positive
after-school environment
 Female athletes are more likely to refrain from sexual activity
 Girls who participate in sports develop a strong work ethic and good school
habits
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Disclosure of Information to
Students and Public
• Make available to students and potential
students, upon request, and to the public,
the information contained in reports by
the school; and
• Ensure that all students at the school are
informed of their right to request such
information
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Submission/Information Availability
• On an annual basis – provide the
information contained in each report by
the school to the Commissioner for
Education Statistics not later than 15 days
after the date the school makes such
information available
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Revised Bill
• Bill is not overly burdensome
• Information requested is already collected by
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schools - just not made publicly available
Georgia and Kentucky – testaments to the fact
that this type of legislation is needed and can be
successfully implemented
Estimated time to complete: 2-8 hours (a year)
GA and KY – have seen enormous progress in
compliance and understanding of Title IX
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Thank-you!
For more information:
Peg Pennepacker, C.A.A.
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Susquehanna Township High School
3500 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA. 17109
717-657-5117 xt. 6
Cell 717-443-1452
[email protected]
[email protected]
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