Career & Technical Education

Civil Rights Compliance

According to federal guidelines, and to ensure equitable distribution of federal vocational education funds, the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development is required to review and monitor the state's vocational education programs. "The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights" (OCR).

TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964:
"No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or receiving Federal financial assistance."

SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973:
"No otherwise qualified handicapped individual . . . shall, solely by reason of his or her handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972:
"No person . . . shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Age Discrimination Act of 1975:
"The Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. The Act permits federally assisted programs or activities, and recipients of Federal funds, to continue to use age distinctions and factors other than age that meet the requirements of the Act."

Implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990:
"No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any public entity..."


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