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SH district files discrimination complaint against state


March 25, 2020

SHHS FORESTRY team members Kara Baker, left, and Sydney Nichol compete in a 2013 crosscut event.

The Sweet Home School District last week officially filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights in Seattle, Wash., on behalf of Sweet Home High School's female forestry team members.

The Oregon Department of Education last month ruled that the girls could no longer compete on their own team in response to a complaint from girls at Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center in North Clackamas School District.

A Sabin girl had decided to compete in the boys division in log rolling last fall at a competition. She complained that a volunteer official, who was...

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