Girls Volleyball Team

marylin hulme (
1 Jun 1998 14:51:57 -0000

Cheerleading is not considered a sport in new jersey, and the state
department of education does not count it towards equalising out the slots
for sports for girls, compared to boys. i suggest that , instead of
thinking it impossible to pursue title ix in this case, (and i do not know
why the writers think that) this energetic group of young women educate
themselves about the new jersey regulation: N.J.A.C. 6:4, and request
technical assistance from the NJ department of education, office of
bilingual education and equity issues.

marylin a. hulme

>Girls Count received the following update from the young woman in New
>Jersey attempting to start a girls volleyball team.
>>Alexandra wrote:
>>Thought I would write back to let you know how things turned out. In April
>>the school budget for next year was soundly defeated, and, despite our
>best efforts, the town council reduced an already bare-bones school budget
>by >another $485,000. We were told last week that there was no money to
>start a new sport when other established sports and co-curricular
>activities were losing some funding. After all of our hard work, we were
>able to raise over $1600 of the $5,000 originally needed. We might be able
>to start a club volleyball team with that money. It has been a very
>frustrating time for us.
>We are unable to pursue Title IX because cheerleading is considered a
>>sport even though only 7-8 girls are on the squad in fall and winter (as
>>compared to a freshman-jv-varsity football program!). Wish we could have
>>had better success to report to you, but we would like to thank you for
>>your interest in our >situation.

> >Alexandra
>You may remember her plea forwarded from Jane Sheeran, AAUW on April 27th.
>Girls Count has given her several resources for funding & Title IX. Again
>is there anyone out there that could help these young women in their quest?
> This seems like such a blatant violation. Please contact Alexandra
>directly, I don't think she is a subscriber to this mail list.
>Margaret DiUbaldo

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