Methods of Administration

Districts that offer or administer Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and receive funds from the U.S. Department of Education must meet certain program requirements. The TEA has the regulatory responsibility to ensure that CTE programs in Texas public secondary schools allow equal access to all students. The authority to conduct monitoring activities, formerly known as Program Access Reviews, related to civil rights compliance is found in:  

Annual Notification of Nondiscrimination 

The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights requires that before the beginning of each school year, every district, including charter schools, providing CTE programs advise students, parents, employees, and the general public that all CTE opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. Local newspapers or other media that reach the general public must be used to disseminate the required notification. Information regarding this requirement can found in Section IV - O of the Guidelines under Public Notification.

An English and Spanish version of a sample public notification form, which includes all required elements for complying with this requirement, is available for district use on the Methods of Administration Guidance and Resources page.