Methods of Administration (MOA) Coordination - Civil Rights
Federal Register, Vol.44, No.56 – March 1979, requires that each state education agency establish and identify a Methods of Administration (MOA) coordinator to monitor civil rights compliance within the local education agencies (LEA) that provide Career and Technical Education (CTE) and receive federal financial assistance.
The US Department of Education (USDE) – Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides guidance and monitors the state MOA coordinators in the implementation of mandated MOA guidelines and activities. MOA guidelines and activities include On-site Civil Rights Compliance Review Visits to grant subrecipient sites. Federal regulations define a “subrecipient” as any agency or institution receiving financial assistance from USDE and offering or administering vocational education programs or training, including State administered agencies/institutions. MOA coordinators must monitor for compliance with local/state regulations in addition to the following federal regulations:
US Department of Justice regulations implementing:
- Title II - Americans with Disabilities Act 28 CFR Part 35
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 34 CFR Part 100
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 34 CFR Part 104
- Vocational Education Programs Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, and National Origin, Sex and Handicap 34 CFR Part 100 Appendix B
- Title IX of the Education Amendments - 1972 34 CFR Part 106
- Boys Scouts of America Equal Access Act - 2002
Guidelines for MOA coordination are also found in: Federal Register (vol. 44:56, March 21, 1979, pp. 17162-17175) promulgating the Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs; OCR Title VI requirements (34 CFR, Part 100); and in subsequent OCR Dear Colleague letters.
For more information contact OSSE’s Civil Rights, MOA & Gender Equity Coordinator, Dr. Chad E. Kee at (202) 741-0279 or [email protected].