The Portland school district in 1993-94 spent $226,974 on boys high school sport
The Portland school district in 1993-94 spent $226,974 on boys high school sports teams playing in interscholastic leagues, while girl sports in comparable leagues received $122,505. Girl athletes may seem like the second-class citizens, but the real second-class citizens are the the kids in the orchestra, bands, drama club and all other non-athletic programs, which receive little if any funding. The Co-curricular Study Committee released a report on May 13, 1994, that discussed the inequities, but nothing has been done yet. Details.
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "The Portland school district in 1993-94 spent $226,974 on boys high school sport" (1995). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 837.
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