Complaint says Ore. schools need more girls sports

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A complaint filed with a federal agency claims that 60 Oregon school districts have failed to provide high school girls with equal opportunities to play sports.

The Oregonian reports the complaint was filed with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights for allegedly violating Title IX, the 1972 federal law that requires equal opportunities for males and females at institutions that receive public funds.

The complaint names nearly 100 high schools across the state and argues it is not enough to simply offer girls sports -- school districts must also ensure participation levels remain steady or increase in relation to the school's enrollment of girls.

The executive director of the Oregon Schools Activities Association and many school district officials said they were unaware of the complaint and could not comment.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com