Softball Team Filed Suit, Still Waits for Locker Room

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Lawmakers in Hawaii have allocated money for 10 public schools to design and build girls' locker rooms in 2020 and 2021. Left off of that list is Campbell High School near Honolulu.

One potential explanation is that Campbell in December filed a Title IX lawsuit against the Department of Education and the Oahu Interscholastic Association, claiming that the state set aside $6 million for track and field improvements, among others, at Campbell, which still lacks a locker room for the girls' softball team. According to the suit, softball players are forced to "lug their athletic gear around all day" and "must resort to changing in teachers' closets, in the bathroom of the nearest Burger King, and even on the practice field."

"When you are sued, and the lawsuit came from Campbell High School, the last thing you want to do is fix it because that is being seen as an admission of guilt," state representative Rida Cabanilla Arakawa told Honolulu's KHON.

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