Methods of Administration - MOA

Overview

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA), a recipient of federal financial assistance, is required to comply with federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. The Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs (34 C.F.R. Part 100, Appendix B) (Guidelines) requires each agency responsible for the administration of CTE programs to conduct compliance reviews of sub-recipients (local education agencies and charter schools) that offer CTE programs and receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The purpose of the comprehensive review is to determine the school’s compliance with the Guidelines and the following federal laws and regulations:

    • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 100, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin;
    • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex;
    • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability; and
    • Public Law 115–224 - ‘‘Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act’’(Perkins V) prohibits discrimination in accessing Career and Technical Education programs.

    Campuses are selected for review based on the TEA’s selection methodology. The methodology is approved by the United States Department of Education (USDE)-Office of Civil Rights (OCR) prior to implementation. The selection criteria in the methodology places emphasis on the provision of equitable opportunities for students to participate in career and technical programs of study. Categories considered include ethnicity, gender, students with disabilities, English Language Learners (ELL), individuals from economically disadvantaged families, out-of-workforce individuals, youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system, and homeless individuals. Each category of students enrolled in CTE is compared to the general student population enrolled at the campus.

    A three-phase process that reviews:

    • campus/district submissions (desk review)
    • conducts interviews (this year the interviews will be virtual)
    • followed by an on-site facility review

     

    Resource Documents

    Select the links below for additional resources:

    To the Administrator Addressed Letter:

    Annual Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs

     

  • Contact Information

     

    Gordon Franzen, MOA Coordinator 

    Division of Review and Support 

    Office of Special Populations Monitoring  Texas Education Agency 

    Phone: (512) 463-9510 

    Email: gordon.franzen@tea.texas.gov