Melton was a physical education teacher and the chair of the
department at La Sierra High School in Sacramento. She was
instrumental in helping to establish rules and gender equity for
California girls' high school athletics through her involvement
with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).
California Interscholastic Federation is a statewide
organization dedicated to setting standards for interscholastic
athletics. Her involvement started in 1973 as a council
member from La Sierra High School at a time when the California
Interscholastic Federation was expanding into women's athletics.
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Photograph of Betty L.
Melton refereeing a girl's volleyball game, circa 1970s.