That is the seventh of a quantity of letters to the editor I plan To write down associated to factors raised Inside the Jan. 1 Southern Maryland Information story “State school board denies Title IX attraction.”
The Calvert County Public Schools’ Philosophy of Interscholastic Handbook states that, “The actions director and the principal shall be Responsible for the athletics price range. Purchases of any and all gear and provides from the board accounts Want to be accredited by the supervisor of athletics and the principal.” The handbook continues to state “The principal, actions director and supervisor of athletics have full administration over the athletics price range For every Calvert County Public School … officers, pool leases, event costs and fullly different wants are supported by the supervisor of athletics’ price range. Schools Shall be allowed To maintain all athletic ticket revenues Which Might Even be used On the actions director’s and principal’s discretion for athletic makes use of solely.”
This solidifies The rationale the geo-thermal wells have been constructed beneath the baseball area Rather than the softball area. Furtherextra, The varsity needed to safe a prime baseball coach; and what greater method than to improve the baseball facility.
A mannequin new 6-foot privateness fence surrounding the luxurious baseball area, new sod which is watepurple Daily by The mannequin new irrigation system, two dugouts, a concession stand with loos, two batting cages and An monumental scoreboard (3 events as huge As a Outcome of the eight-state-championship softball group).
There are two sections of bleveryers fixed down on a cement slab. One for The house group and one is for the visiting group; these are effectively located subsequent to the baseball storage shed. Several purple and blue tables with seats sit alongside the fence. It is actually a spectacular facility; one would assume the baseball group had gained eight state championships, by no meanstheless that wAs a Outcome of the softball group. The Northern baseball group has by no means gained a state championship.
The selection To place the geo-thermal wells beneath the baseball area was made On the discretion of the principal, actions director and supervisor of athletics. A mannequin new head baseball coach was recruited by the principal.
The principal, actions director and supervisor of athletics Ought to not have complete authority To Search out out which sport will acquire extra funding, whether or not that be for coaches, superior amenities or uniforms. Their selections Might be based mostly on private bias and are manifestly inequitable as said.
I used to be beneath the impression thOn the supervisor of athletics was a impartial celebration; one who oversees the place The money is being funded To Guarantee all sports activities groups, particularly feminine groups, are receiving equal advantages. Clearly, this has not been the case. This factors to The fact thOn The women’ tennis, softball, area hockey, and women’ soccer groups Aren’t being supported equally by the administration and Have not been afforded The identical alternatives As a Outcome of the soccer, baseball or boys’ lacrosse groups.
It seems the supervisor of athletics mechanically agrees with the principal’s requests with out doing his due diligence, affirming the equal remedy of all sports activities and all scholar athletes.
As quickly as extra, there are Inquiries to be raised: Does the supervisor of athletics truly affirm whether or not Northern is in compliance with Title IX? Is Title IX referenced when making these important selections? How can the soccer group get a new locker room when The women’ and boys’ tennis groups Do not have the 9 tennis courts they so desperately Want to host a varsity house recreation?