The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will hold a community meeting Monday, Sept. 26 at Temple College in Temple, Texas, regarding discipline in elementary and secondary schools and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin.
The meeting is being held in conjunction with OCR’s compliance review of the Temple Independent School District involving the discipline of African-American students. All people, including parents, students, and community groups, are invited to attend and meet with federal officials.
For more information or to request accommodations for persons with disabilities or language assistance for those with limited English proficiency, contact Relesia Gray at 214-661-9676.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. OCR is responsible for enforcing federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination by educational institutions on the bases of disability, race, color, national origin, sex, and age, as well as the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001. For more information about OCR, see http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.
For details on how the OCR handles civil rights cases, visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintprocess.html.