05-071 C.M.R. ch. 232, 232 app D

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

Methods of Administration for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicapping Conditions.

The Methods of Administration and the Sex Equity Requirements explain how the Department of Education will meet its civil rights responsibilities as a recipient of federal funds for the offering or administration of vocational programs.

The Methods of Administration are required by guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The guidelines are the result of injunctive orders entered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Adams v. Califano.

The guidelines are derived from, and provide guidance supplementary to, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the implementing regulation (45 CFR Part 80), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the implementing regulation (45 CFR Part 86), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the implementing regulation (45 CFR Part 84).

Maine's Methods of Administration or MOA identifies how the Department of Education (DE) will monitor vocational programs to ensure local and state compliance with Title VI, and Title IX and Section 504. In summary, the MOA requires a desk or agency level audit of all vocational programs as the initial step in identifying which programs will be the subject of on-site reviews. The desk audit is conducted based on available information regarding program enrollment and performance. Onsit* reviews are scheduled to verify information used or identified as a result of the desk audit. Those on-site reviews are not scheduled to be conducted with regard to school approval or program review visitation schedules. However, MOA on site reviews may be scheduled to be conducted with other on site visitations when their schedules coincide.

Local educational agencies offering vocational education programs are required to be knowledgeable of and implement the requirements of the MOA. Any questions or concerns regarding the MOA are to be addressed to:

Assistant to the Commissioner

Department of Education

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

All other questions or concerns should be addressed to:

Sex Equity Consultant

Department of Education

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

Notes

05-071 C.M.R. ch. 232, 232 app D

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