Excerpt from email sent to Title IX Coordinator by Mr. McCulloch, April 25, 2019
"In late January, 2019, the District “HS Sports Interest Survey” was pushed out with a deadline of February 8th. For whatever reason, only an insignificant number of surveys were completed by February 7th by the vast majority of middle and high schools. While a 37% student response was achieved after a deadline extension to the following Friday, there are concerns about the validity of the results. First, the survey was over whelming directed to athletes. We know that many high school principals across the District primarily sent the survey link out to their athletic coaches and PE teachers. Second, many coaches of female sports did not inform and/or provide school time to have their female athletes complete the survey. Third, the non-athlete student was curtailed from having their voice heard. Very few if any core or non-athletics elective teachers were sent the link and encouraged to have students complete the survey. In our experience over the years, a good percentage of females that participate in rugby are not otherwise involved in HS sports. This was a concern expressed to then Superintendent Melody Johnson [in 2010/2011] when the District stopped providing the FW Afterschool Program at the high school level. Through this program a female sports interest was being meet and growing. And fourth, given that both boys and girls completed the “HS Sports Interest Survey” as well as the aforementioned concerns, did at least 33% of the eligible female student population complete the survey?"