The review process of the protection of civil rights for individuals in educational agencies is guided by the interpretation of significant portions of the following civil rights legislation, guidelines, and administrative rules. We have provided the following legislative documents to provide transparency throughout the review process and to assist your LEA in accessing additional information that may be useful in interpretation and implementation of the requirements of civil rights laws.


Supplementary information in 34 C.F.R. Part 104 , Appendix B – Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs states: “The following Guidelines explain how civil rights laws and Department regulations apply to vocational education programs. They are issued as a result of injunctive orders entered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Adams v. Califano. They are also issued because the Department has found evidence of continuing unlawful discrimination in vocational education programs.”


Additional Information

The following resources provide a synthesis of interpretations of the additional pertinent court cases and influential decisions that have impacted the practices of the Office for Civil Rights.