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Civil Rights Reviews

Chapter 34 C.F.R 100 requires that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education. The U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) mandates each state develop a review process to measure the compliance of publicly funded programs with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, amended in 1990 (handicap) regulations (nondiscrimination requirements in the provision of career and technical education programs) and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Guidelines explain the civil rights responsibilities of recipients of federal financial assistance that offer or administer career and technical education programs. Subrecipients of federal financial assistance, including postsecondary institutions, must comply with Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 laws.

The Benefits – By conducting these on-site reviews, our goal is to focus attention on the above issues. Subrecipients will reevaluate their policies and practices in these areas, increase their compliance with these requirements set by OCR, and improve access to educational benefits and services for all beneficiaries.    


For additional information, please contact:

Cynthia Gross |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of Career and Technical Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.772.4864 | Fax: 717.783.6672
cygross@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us