A court approved a consent decree from the Franklin County (Ind.) Community School Corp. Monday in which the schools agreed to schedule girls’ basketball games in primetime (Friday and Saturday night) slots in equal proportion to boys’ games.
Women’s sports advocates, such as the National Women’s Law Center, were quick to declare the settlement a major Title IX victory, saying it could well be precedent-setting.
“The settlement in this case is a great victory for the Indiana girls affected by their school’s unfair scheduling practices,” said Marcia D. Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center, in a statement. “The consent decree will ensure that these female athletes will be treated on par with male athletes in terms of when they get to play—equal treatment that is both right and required under the law.”
A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.