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.

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    34 C.F.R. Part 100 (PDF): Implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in all programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    34 C.F.R. Part 104 (PDF): Implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
    34 C.F.R. Part 106 (PDF): Implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
  • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA) of 1990
    28 C.F.R. Part 35 (PDF) and 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Designs: Implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities
  • The Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act
    Sec. 9529 Of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Implementing the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, which prohibits discrimination against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society, that wishes to meet at the school.

Guidelines

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.