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September 23, 2013

Pentucket joins women's ice hockey program

School Committee says district can't afford to help cover costs

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When asked after the meeting about how the board’s vote squared with the federal Title IX civil rights statute, West Newbury’s Chris Wile said his understanding of the anti-discrimination law was that a school district doesn’t necessarily have to provide the same types of sports teams for girls as it does for boys, as long as what it is spending on athletics overall is comparable for both genders. Wile said he was supportive of the concept but was unsure of where the funding could be found within the current budget to offer a subsidy to female ice hockey players.

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