Wake schools to add more women's sports after federal discrimination complaint
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RALEIGH -- The Wake County School Board says it will look at expanding high school athletic opportunities for female students. Wednesday, the school board agreed to settle a federal discrimination complaint filed by the National Women’s Law Center.
The complaint filed in 2010 accuses 12 school systems of failing to provide girls with equal opportunities as boys to play sports. Wake County currently offers every women’s sport sanctioned by the North Carolina High School Athletics Association, plus gymnastics.
Wake will survey all eighth grade and high school girls to gauge their interests in sports that are not currently offered. Based on the results, Wake will add athletic opportunities for the 2013-2014 school year.