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TABLE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND OTHER GENERAL EDUCATION REVIEW CRITERIA 2015-2016


Note: Multiple criteria dealing with the rights of homeless students and their families under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 have been removed from the Coordinated Program Review beginning with the 2006-2007 school year. Standards under McKinney-Vento are reviewed by the Department separately from the Coordinated Program Review.



Student Identification and Placement

CR 1 Reserved


CR 2 Reserved
CR 3 Access to a full range of education programs

CR 4 Reserved

CR 5 Reserved


CR 6 Availability of in-school programs for pregnant students

Parent and Community Involvement

CR 7 Information to be translated into languages other than English

Curriculum and Instruction

CR 7A School year schedules
CR 7B Structured learning time
CR 7C Early release of high school seniors
CR 8 Accessibility of extracurricular activities
CR 9 Hiring and employment practices of prospective employers of students

Student Support Services

CR 10 Anti-hazing
CR 10A Student handbooks and codes of conduct
CR 10B Bullying Intervention and Prevention
CR 10C Student Discipline
CR 11 Reserved
CR 11A Designation of coordinator(s); grievance procedures
CR 12 Reserved
CR 12A Annual and continuous notification concerning nondiscrimination and coordinators
CR 13 Availability of information and academic counseling on general curricular and occupational/vocational opportunities
CR 14 Counseling and counseling materials free from bias and stereotypes
CR 15 Non-discriminatory administration of scholarships, prizes and awards
CR 16 Notice to students 16 or over leaving school without a high school diploma, certificate of attainment, or certificate of completion
CR 17 Reserved
CR 17A Use of physical restraint on any student enrolled in a publicly-funded education program
Faculty, Staff, and Administration

CR 18 Responsibilities of the school principal


CR 18A School district employment practices
CR 19 Reserved
CR 20 Staff training on confidentiality of student records
CR 21 Staff training regarding civil rights responsibilities
School Facilities

CR 22 Accessibility of district programs and services for students with disabilities


CR 23 Comparability of facilities

Program Plan and Evaluation

CR 24 Curriculum review


CR 25 Institutional self-evaluation
Record Keeping

CR 26A Confidentiality and student records




CRITERION

NUMBER

II. STUDENT IDENTIFICATION AND PLACEMENT

Source of Information

CR 1


Reserved






CR 2


Reserved






CR 3





Access to a full range of education programs

All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational/vocational education programs offered by the district.


Title VI: 42 U.S.C. 2000d; 34 CFR 100.3(a),(b); EEOA: 20 U.S.C. 1703(f); Title IX: 20 U.S.C. 1681; 34 CFR 106.31, 106.34, 106.35; Section 504: 29 U.S.C. 794; 34 CFR 104.4; Title II: 42 U.S.C. 12132; 28 CFR 35.130; IDEA 2004: 20 U.S.C. 1400; 34 CFR 300.110; NCLB: Title III, Part A, Sec. 3121(c)(1)(C); Title X, Part C, Secs. 721, 722(g)(4); Mass. Const. amend. art. 114; M.G.L. c. 71A, s. 7; c. 76, s. 5; 603 CMR 26.03 as amended by Chapter 199 of the Acts of 2011.

Documents


Interviews

CR 4


Reserved



CR 5


Reserved






CR 6




Availability of in-school programs for pregnant students

  1. Pregnant students are permitted to remain in regular classes and participate in extracurricular activities with non-pregnant students throughout their pregnancy, and after giving birth are permitted to return to the same academic and extracurricular program as before the leave.

  2. The district does not require a pregnant student to obtain the certification of a physician that the student is physically and emotionally able to continue in school unless it requires such certification for all students for other physical or emotional conditions requiring the attention of a physician.

Title IX: 20 U.S.C. 1681; 34 CFR 106.40(b)




Interviews



CRITERION

NUMBER

III. PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Source of Information

CR 7




Information to be translated into languages other than English

  1. Important information and documents, e.g. handbooks and codes of conduct, being distributed to parents are translated into the major languages spoken by parents or guardians with limited English skills; the district has established a system of oral interpretation to assist parents/guardians with limited English skills, including those who speak low-incidence languages.

  2. School or program recruitment and promotional materials being disseminated to residents in the area served by the school or program are translated into the major languages spoken by residents with limited English skills.

Title VI; EEOA: 20 U.S.C. 1703(f); M.G.L. c. 76, s. 5; 603 CMR 26.02(2)


Documents


Interviews



Implementation Guidance:

In order to be able to fulfill the requirements of part 1, the district must have (and use) a system for determining which parents/guardians have limited English skills and so need translations or interpreters.









Note: Unless state or federal law provides otherwise,

  1. the requirements of CR 7A, 7B, and 7C apply to all public school districts, including charter schools and vocational-technical schools, and to collaboratives.

  2. school districts must fulfill the requirements for setting a school year schedule for each of their schools and programs, and

  3. school districts must ensure the scheduling of the required structured learning time for each student in a publicly funded school or program, with structured learning time for students in grades 1-12 being distributed over a minimum of 180 school days per year.





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