Case: Pollard v. Rogers Sch. Dist. 1

4:00-cv-01056 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Filed Date: Dec. 15, 2000

Closed Date: March 30, 2001

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Case Summary

Parents, on behalf of and as next of friend of female students of Claremore Public Schools, filed suit on December 15, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma against the Independent School District #1 (also known as Claremore Public Schools), alleging that the district had violated Title IX of the Education Amendment, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, by denying female students equal access and opportunity to participat…

Parents, on behalf of and as next of friend of female students of Claremore Public Schools, filed suit on December 15, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma against the Independent School District #1 (also known as Claremore Public Schools), alleging that the district had violated Title IX of the Education Amendment, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, by denying female students equal access and opportunity to participate in interscholastic and other school-sponsored athletics. The plaintiffs sought certification of all present and future female students of Claremore Public Schools as a class. The plaintiffs alleged that the school district had selected and offered sports and other athletic opportunities that discriminated against female students. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the school district discriminated against female students in the following areas: 1. funding of athletics, 2. equipment and supplies, 3. schedule of games and/or practice times, 4. travel and/or meals, 5. opportunity to receive qualified coaching, 6. assignment and compensation of coaches, 7. provision of locker rooms and facilities for practice and competition, 8. provision of training facilities and services, and 9. publicity. The plaintiffs sought declaratory judgment that the school district had violated the female students' rights and injunctive relief remedying the discriminatory conduct by, among other things, offering additional female athletic teams.

The parties held a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge Claire V. Eagan on January 19, 2001. The parties filed a Joint Stipulation of Dismissal on March 23, 2001. Chief Judge Terry C. Kern granted class certification and approved the settlement agreement on March 30, 2001.

In the settlement agreement, the school district agreed to offer interscholastic volleyball to grades 7-12, conditioned upon the identification of 13 students at either the middle school or high school level that played volleyball. The district also agreed to establish a ninth-grade fast-pitch volleyball team in the for the 2001-2002 school year if a minimum of 13 students indicated a commitment to participate on the team. Additionally, the district agreed to promote all athletic teams and opportunities, compensate coaches on a gender-neutral basis, and implement procedures for surveying interest in the establishment of other athletic programs for female students. The school district agreed to maintain records of funding and expenditures for both male and female sports teams, select and hire coaches for teams on a gender-neutral basis, establish the basketball schedules on a gender-neutral basis, provide access to the weight-room and other training facilities on a gender-neutral basis, and promote female athletic programs on an equivalent basis with that of male programs.

The case was dismissed on March 30, 2001.

Summary Authors

Carlyn Williams (2/10/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Eagan, Claire None (Oklahoma)

Kern, Terence C. (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Schiller, Samuel (Tennessee)

Yasser, Raymond (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burrage, Michael Sean (Oklahoma)

Downs, Darrell Wayne (Oklahoma)

Long, Karen Lea (Oklahoma)

Taylor, R Stratton (Oklahoma)

Judge(s)

Eagan, Claire None (Oklahoma)

Kern, Terence C. (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Schiller, Samuel (Tennessee)

Yasser, Raymond (Oklahoma)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burrage, Michael Sean (Oklahoma)

Downs, Darrell Wayne (Oklahoma)

Long, Karen Lea (Oklahoma)

Taylor, R Stratton (Oklahoma)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:00-cv-01056

Docket [PACER]

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

Docket
1

4:00-cv-01056

Complaint

2000 WL 34511548

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

Complaint
2

4:00-cv-01056

Settlement Conference Order

Jan. 9, 2001

Jan. 9, 2001

Order/Opinion
7

4:00-cv-01056

Joint Stipulation of Dismissal

March 26, 2001

March 26, 2001

Settlement Agreement
8

4:00-cv-01056

Order for Class Action Certification

March 29, 2001

March 29, 2001

Order/Opinion
9

4:00-cv-01056

Settlement Agreement

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 19, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Consent form sent) (fee status: pd) (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 12/20/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

FILING FEE PAID IN FULL by plaintiff Kevin R Pollard Sr, plaintiff Kimberly L Pollard, plaintiff Jerry Cruce, plaintiff Sherri Cruce, plaintiff Robert Ailshie, plaintiff Marcia Ailshie on 12/15/00 in the amount of $ 150.00 receipt # 95148 (fee status: pd) (fe, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 12/20/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

2

ORDER by Magistrate Claire V. Eagan SETTLMT CONF set for 10:30 1/19/01 before Magistrate Claire V. Eagan (cc: all counsel) (sjm, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 01/09/2001)

Jan. 9, 2001

Jan. 9, 2001

3

ANSWER by defendant Rogers Sch Dist 1, defendant J Michael McClaren to complaint [1−1] (sac, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Rogers Sch Dist 1, defendant J Michael McClaren by Karen L Long (sac, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 16, 2001

Jan. 16, 2001

5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Rogers Sch Dist 1, defendant J Michael McClaren by Stratton Taylor, Michael Sean Burrage &Darrell W Downs (sac, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 01/19/2001)

Jan. 19, 2001

Jan. 19, 2001

6

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE REPORT by Stlmt Judge Claire V. Eagan ; Settlement Conference held 1/19/01; litigation settled (sac, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

8

ORDER FOR CLASS ACTION CERTIFICATION by Chief Judge Terry C. Kern (cc: all counsel) (sac, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

9

ORDER (SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT) by Chief Judge Terry C. Kern (cc: all counsel) (sac, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Oklahoma

Case Type(s):

Education

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 15, 2000

Closing Date: March 30, 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Parents on behalf of and as next of friend of their minor daughters, students of Independent School District #1 of Rogers County, also known as Claremore Public Schools.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Independent School District #1 of Rogers County (Rogers), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

Issues

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run