Notes from the Director

February 6, 2020Dear Colleagues,

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) jointly issued an updated Memorandum of Procedures (MOP) for State agencies responsible for the administration of career and technical education (CTE) to use in developing the “methods of administration and related procedures” they will follow in carrying out their civil rights obligations under the “Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs” (MOA Guidelines) (34 C.F.R. Part 100, Appendix B). As you will note, nothing in this document changes the civil rights of any individual or alters any civil rights law or regulation. Additional support for civil rights enforcement is always available to States, districts, educational institutions, students, and families by contacting OCR.

Please be sure to join the Town Hall Webinar tomorrow, February 7, at 2:00 pm ET, at which time OCTAE Assistant Secretary Scott Stump will thoroughly review this document and answer any questions you may have. Below is the connection information for the Webinar, which is also available on the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN) at: https://cte.ed.gov/cal/town-hall-call-feb-7-2020

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