Box 21 Folder 13

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This folder contains documents relating to Jacksonville NOW about sex-bias in Duval County schools from 1979-1980.[1]

Overview

The documents in this folder detail the proceedings of an investigation against the Duval County School District for violation of the protections against sex discrimination under Title IX. Mostly, these complaints addressed the unfavorable conditions given to girls and the preferential treatment given to boy's teams. A secondary issue is found with the transfer and non-hiring of Carol Newby, the girl's athletic coordinator, head of the girl's basketball team, and PE teacher.[2] From a note from Genece Minshew, it appears as though Newby was also denied back pay during the transfer period.[3]

Document list

  • Document 1 - Newspaper clipping from the Florida Times-Union published November 1979 reporting on the sex discrimination complaint filed by Jacksonville NOW against the Dual County school system.
  • Document 2 - Note from Genece Minshew about the sex discrimination case filed against the Duval school board.
  • Document 3 - This file contains three documents. The first is a letter dated November 1979 from William H. Thomas to Paula McCleary explaining the results of an investigation of a complaint against the Duval County School District for violation of protections granted under Title IX. The second is a letter dated November 1979 from Rita Bornstein to the Superintendent of the Duval County School District notifying him of the violations and explaining the compliance deadline. The third document is a copy of the report and findings dated May 1979 of the investigation against the School District.
  • Document 4 - Letter dated March 1980 from William Thomas to the Superintendent of the Duval County School District indicating him of the findings of possible sex discrimination in hiring and in athletics in the district.

References

  1. "A Guide to the Records of the Florida National Organization for Women." George A. Smathers University. https://web.archive.org/web/20140621031527/http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/FLNOW.htm Retrieved 21 Jun. 2014.
  2. Box 21 Folder 13 Document 3 p. 1-2, 12-13
  3. Box 21 Folder 13 Document 2 p. 2