Methods of Administration (MOA)
The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requires OSPI to conduct a civil rights compliance program review. The intent is to identify, remedy, and prevent discrimination in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs operated by education agencies receiving federal financial assistance.
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and skill centers will be a part of the review.
Federal law requires that all schools receiving funding support from the U.S. Education Department and providing CTE programs shall comply with:
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and implementing regulations (34 CFR Part 100) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (34 CFR Part 106) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 CFR Part 104); prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.
- Vocational Education Program Guidelines for eliminating discrimination and denial of services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and handicap, published in the Federal Register on March 21, 1979 (Guidelines).
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (28 CFR Part 35) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.
Comprehensive Program Review (CPR)
For the 2022-23 school year, the criterion for the LEA CPR selection will be risk-based. The 60 LEAs with the highest risk score will be reviewed via desk review.
The risk assessment includes:
- The last CPR review.
- Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF): comprehensive/targeted supports identification.
- CTE data.
- Noncompliant/evidence needed items from previous incomplete reviews.
- Sum of federal grants (including ESSER funds).
- State audit findings.
- Enrollment to sort LEAs and ensure a good mix of small, medium, and large LEAs.
For complete details, go to the Consolidated Program Review website.
These materials will enable your LEA or skill center to prepare for the review, understand civil rights compliance obligations, and improve CTE programs for all students.
- MOA Annual Nondiscrimination Notification Letter 2023
- Sample Annual Nondiscrimination Notice | Required to be posted on the main website and disseminated to the community prior to the beginning of each school year.
- Sample Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Statement | For more information on State non-discrimination requirements, visit OSPI's Equity and Civil Rights webpage.
- MOA and Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Notification Guidance.
- Accessibility Standards Timeline.
- 1991 ADA Standards | Compliance standard for all construction or facility modification, effective for facility construction and modification on or before March 14, 2012.
- 2010 ADA Standards | Current compliance standard for all construction or facility modification, effective March 15, 2012.
- Parallel Standards for Accessibility.
- U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) | FAQs | Civil Rights Data Collection |Reading Room | OPEN Center | Tutorials and Technical Assistance.
- MOA, Washington State's Civil Rights Laws, CTE, and Single-Sex Classes.
- MOA, CTE, and Civil Rights Guidance for English Learners.
- MOA, Section 504, and ADA Guidance.
The following Technical Assistance Professional Development opportunities are held from 11 am–12 pm on Zoom. If you can't join, please dial 1-253-215-8782 US (Tacoma).