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Three Batavia High School softball players and their families have filed suit against the District alleging the baseball team has better facilities than the softball team does which is therefore a Title IX violation.

The 1972 law says that at schools that receive federal aid, educational opportunities including athletics have to be distributed equally to boys and girls. The lawsuit was filed last week in federal court by Susan and James Myers, their daughters Elizabeth and Rebecca and Maria Walsh and her daughter Kimberly. They are being represented by the Empire Justice Center.

In a statement on its website, the District says that it is planning major upgrades to the facility. It states that “with just a few more months of patience, it is the District’s belief that it will be able to embark on a comprehensive and complete renovation to the softball facilities.”

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