Compliance Issues

Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Statement by Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric S. Dreiband In light of the Public Health Emergency concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice is issuing this statement to ensure that victims of illegal discrimination know where to turn when their civil rights are […]

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K-12 DOE Title IX Enforcement Actions Announced – K-12 Appears To Be The First Frontier For DOE’s New Title IX Agenda

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/k-12-doe-title-ix-enforcement-actions-89496/ Citing the alarming statistic that “[t]he number of K-12 sexual harassment and violence complaints filed with OCR is nearly fifteen times greater than it was a decade ago,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new Title IX enforcement initiative aimed at K-12 schools that hopes to lower the “approximately 9,700 instances of sexual […]

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Is Title IX Training Mandated?

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1996-10-04/pdf/96-25283.pdf A college or school district must designate at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its Title IX responsibilities.58 The school must notify all of its students and employees of the name, office address and telephone number of the employee(s) designated.59 While a school may choose to have […]

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Chicago Public Schools losing $4 million federal grant money

Source: https://depauliaonline.com/37072/news/chicago-public-schools-losing-4-million-federal-grant-money/ Note: It is well known the the USDOE has never withdrawn federal funding for a a school district for non-compliance with Title IX. However, this is an unusual strategy. With-holding grant money for non-compliance.   Chicago Public Schools losing $4 million federal grant money Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018 Correction: A previous […]

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Methods of Administration (MOA)

  The purpose of the Methods of Administration (MOA) program is to ensure that all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, have equal access to high-quality career and technical education programs.  Through its Methods of Administration authority, OCR oversees the civil rights compliance programs of state agencies that administer career and […]

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