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Case Name Gilbert v. Rogers Sch. Dist. No. 5 ED-OK-0011
Docket / Court 4:97-cv-00020 ( N.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Education
Case Summary
On January 8, 1997, parents, on behalf of their minor daughters, filed a class action complaint under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma against Independent School District No. 5 of Rogers County (also known as the ... read more >
On January 8, 1997, parents, on behalf of their minor daughters, filed a class action complaint under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma against Independent School District No. 5 of Rogers County (also known as the Inola School District). Plaintiffs were certified as a class on April 24, 1997.

We have very little court information about this case -- just a docket sheet. But according to the plaintiffs' counsel's website, http://www.schillerlawfirm.com/gilbertvinola.html highlights of the settlement, approved in 1998, included:

1. The School District agreed to take affirmative steps to promote the participation of female students in the district's athletic program. This commitment includes the addition of varsity girls' volleyball.

2. The School District agreed to conduct a written survey of student interest in school sports at least every other year.

3. The School District agreed to establish a system of accounting for expenditures on male and female sports.

4. The School District agreed that it has the responsibility to equitably support boys' and girls' sports.

5. The School District agreed to publish to its students its commitment to equal opportunities for male and female students to participate in athletics.

6. The School District acknowledged its obligation to select coaches for boys' and girls' teams in an equitable manner.

7. The School District agreed to ensure that coaches of female teams receive special instruction regarding the value of strength and conditioning, and the use of the weight room.

On June 15, 1998, the Court (Judge Sven Erik Holmes) awarded plaintiffs attorneys' fees and costs totaling $18915.41 and terminated the case. On July 22, 1998, the parties filed a joint stipulation of dismissal, and the case was dismissed with prejudice.

Heather Turner - 06/02/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
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.
Defendant(s) Independent School District No. 5 of Rogers County
Plaintiff Description Parents, on behalf of their minor daughters, certified as representatives of the class of those similarly situated
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Order Duration 1998 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1998
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Date: 2017
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
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  A.J. v. Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools
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Date: 2017
By: Bazelon Center (Bazelon Center)
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  Dear Colleague Letter: Athletic Activities Counted for Title IX Compliance
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
Date: Sep. 17, 2008
By: United States Department of Education—Office of Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
4:97-cv-00020-SEH (N.D. Okla.)
ED-OK-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/1998
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
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Judges Holmes, Sven Erik (N.D. Okla.)
ED-OK-0011-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Schiller, Samuel (Tennessee)
ED-OK-0011-9000
Yasser, Raymond (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0011-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Long, Karen Lea (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0011-9000
Mann, J Douglas (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0011-9000
Shook, Jonathan Everett (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0011-9000

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