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A complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights claiming that about 60 schools in Oregon are in violation of Title IX legislation that provides equal sports participation of girls and boys. All four Bend La Pine High Schools, and Redmond High are included in the complaint saying there is "continuing or increasing substantial female participation gaps." Peter Weber with the Oregon Schools Activities Association says he believes the complainant did not thoroughly research his charges: “It sounds like what the person who filed the complaint did is: they took the participation numbers that we asked our schools to fill out every year. We have those on our website. I think he took those numbers and ran them through something that said: there's this many girls that are participating, there's this many boys that are participating and those numbers are way off." And that's what I think is the basis for the complaint." Weber says he believes the schools offer opportunities for most sports to both boys and girls; but ratios of girls that decide to participate may look different when compared to total student bodies. He says OSAA officials are meeting in July and will discuss the issue. They offer Title IX seminars each year, so schools are kept current with regulations.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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