Date Approved

4-23-1999

Embargo Period

8-9-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Theodore

Subject(s)

Salem High School (Salem, N.J.); High school athletes; Women athletes

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 provides legislative relief for females who were being denied participation opportunities in intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics.

In recent years there has been a substantial increase in the number of Title IX lawsuits brought against secondary institutions.

The purpose of this study was to perform a Title IX "self-audit" of the Salem High School Athletic Department and its programs. It was designed to identify any problems and recommend solutions.

It also provides a method for continued self-examination for the Salem City School District and any other secondary institutions interested in determining their Title IX compliance.

Through the use of student and parent surveys and a review of school records, it was determined that while some inequities exist, overall the Salem High School Athletic program is in compliance with the Office for Civil Rights Title IX Guidelines.

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