State decision prompts girls' exit from SH forestry
March 11, 2020
High school girls are either leaving the competitive forestry team or hanging in there a little longer to see whether the Oregon Department of Education will reverse its decision to combine boys and girls into a single team during competitive events.
The ODE's decision hinges on what the state considers the events to be. Forestry competition events are not considered a sport nor competitive but rather "career development events," which must not be segregated, based on Title IX of the The 1972 Education Amendments.
A lawyer representing the Sweet Home School District has argued that except...