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Case Name Keesee v. Holdenville Public Schools ED-OK-0008
Docket / Court 6:00-cv-00008-MB ( E.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Education
Case Summary
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Plaintiffs filed suit against Holdenville Public Schools on January 6, 2000, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, alleging that the school district had violated female students' rights under Title IX of ... read more >
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Plaintiffs filed suit against Holdenville Public Schools on January 6, 2000, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, alleging that the school district had violated female students' rights under Title IX of the Education Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Judge Michael Burrage granted class certification on March 13, 2000. Judge Burrage approved the settlement agreement on August 17, 2000, and the case was dismissed on August 30, 2000.

The summary from the plaintiffs' law firm's website indicated that in the settlement agreement:

1. The School District agreed to encourage increased female participation in school-sponsored sports, and to take affirmative steps to increase that participation. This is to include fully funding Freshman and Junior Varsity teams. The School District also agreed to add Junior High fast pitch softball.

2. The School District agreed to conduct a student interest survey to specifically include volleyball, soccer, tennis, cheerleading and golf at all grade levels.

3. The School District agreed to ensure that softball participants play the
maximum number of available games as are available to baseball participants, at all grade levels.

4. The School District agreed to provide all female athletes with uniforms comparable to those provided to its male athletes.

5. The School District agreed to establish coaching offices in such a way that access to the office by a female student does not require a female student to enter a male locker room.

6.The School District agreed to make changes to the softball field which will ensure equivalency to the baseball field.

7. The School District agreed to publish to its students its commitment to equal opportunity for male and female student athletes.

8. The School District agreed to provide equivalent attention to female teams as male teams, in connection with school announcements, advertisements, assemblies, signs, and school publications.

Carlyn Williams - 03/24/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals and Timekeeping
Hire
Recordkeeping
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Funding
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Holdenville Public Schools
Plaintiff Description Parents, on behalf of their minor daughters and all present and future students of Holdenville schools, that participate, seek to participate, or have been denied from participating in interscholastic athletics.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2000 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity Through the State Courts
By: Michael Rebell (Columbia University, and Campaign for Educational Equity)
Citation: (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
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Links Dear Colleague Letter: Athletic Activities Counted for Title IX Compliance
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
Posted: Sep. 17, 2008
By: United States Department of Education—Office of Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
6:00-cv-00008-MB (E.D. Okla.) 08/30/2000
ED-OK-0008-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Burrage, Michael Sean Court not on record
ED-OK-0008-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Schiller, Samuel (Tennessee)
ED-OK-0008-9000
Yasser, Raymond (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0008-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Hayes, Dwight D.D. (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0008-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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