Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
3Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
DOE's Response to Voluntary Agreement

DOE's Response to Voluntary Agreement

Ratings: (0)|Views: 3,470 |Likes:

More info:

Published by: The Dallas Morning News on Aug 10, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

08/10/2012

pdf

text

original

 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF
EDUCATION
OFFICE
FOR
CIVIL
IUGIITS-
REGION
VI
Mr.
Mike Miles, SuperintendentDallas Independent School District3700 Ross AvenueDallas,
TX
75204RE: Dallas Independent School DistrictCase No. 06121198Dear Mr. Miles:This letter is to notify you
of
the determination
of
the U.S. Department
of
Education(Department), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Dallas Office, regarding the above-referencedcomplaint filed against the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Dallas, Texas. Thecomplainant alleged that theDISD discriminated against female students
on
the basis
of
sexwhen,
onor
about February 9, 2012, the DISD allowed approximately five-thousand
5th
grademale students to attend a field trip to view a movie
(Red Tails)
while
5th
grade female students,who attended the same school(s), were excluded from the field trip.This agency
is
responsible for determining whether entities that receive
or
benefit from Federalfinancial assistance from the Department,
or
an agency that has delegated investigative authorityto the Department, are
in
compliance with Title
IX
of
the Education Amendments
of
1972, and itsimplementing regulation
at
34 C.F.R. Part 106, which prohibit discrimination
on
the basis
of
sex.DISD is a recipient
of
Federal financial assistance from the Department. Therefore,
OCR
hasjurisdictional authority to investigate allegations
of
discrimination under Title IX.
In
a letter to you dated March 22, 2012, OCR informed you that
it
had opened this complaintallegation for resolution, and would investigate whether the DISD discriminated against
5th
gradefemale students
on
the basis
of
sex:
in
February 2012, when female students were excluded froman off-campus field trip opportunity
in
which only
5th
grade male students were allowed to attend,in violation
ofTitle
IX implementing regulations, at 34 C.F.R. §§106.31 and 106.34.During
OCR's
complaint resolution proceedings,
we
conducted preliminary fact-findingregarding theallegation
in
the alleged complaint. Specifically,
on
April 19, 2012, this officespoke by telephone with the DISD designee who expressed an interest in resolving the
1<J9LJ
BRYANST.
,
SUITE
lh20,
OALI.AS,
TX
7.~201-h~IO
\\'\\'1\'
.
t'd.~ll\'
'111<'
D<'J>.~rfmt•nt
of
Educ;Jticm
~~
mis
;ion
i~
to
pmmt•t••
student
,Jchicl
<'llll'llt
,md
pr<'l'•lr,Jtit
/1
ti•r
~lol>.JI
compl'litin•nt
-'"
1~1'
li•HI<•rinli t.•dut<Jtimwl
excdlenn•
;md
cnsurin~
cqu.JI
,JtH'-'
··
 
Page 2 -Mr. Mike Miles, Superintendentcomplaint.'
In
an electronic message dated April
19th,
the DISD designee confirmed the
DISD's
interest
in
"negotiating a resolution agreement to resolve this complaint
in
a timely manner."Accordingly, the DISD submitted the enclosed Resolution Agreement (Agreement), signed
by
you
on
July 10,2012.
The
Agreement indicates that the DISD shall ensure that no students(Male
or
Female) will
be
excluded from participation in,
orbe
denied the benefits of,
or
be
subjected to discrimination under any district education program
or
activity
on
the basis
of
sex/gender. More specifically, the Agreement provides that the DISD will ensure that theeducational benefits received by
5th
grade boys
and
girls who participated
and
viewed the movies
Red
Tails
and
Akee/ah and the Bee,
respectively,
or
who engaged
in
some other school-sponsoredactivity
onor
about February 9, 2012, will be provided to all
5th
grade students regardless
of
sex/gender (including the equal implementation
of
all curriculum objectives and designed lessonplans). The Agreement further provides that the DISD will schedule Title IX training for its TitleIX Coordinators, DISD Administrators, and DISD elementary campus principals who will bedirectly involved
in
organizing and making decisions with regard
to
students' education programsand activities. Finally, the Agreement provides that this training will address the different types
of
discrimination prohibited by Title
IX
(e.g., male
and
female different treatment, harassmentand hostile environment, etc.), and outline the applicable legal standards for conducting Title IXdiscrimination complaint investigations.OCR has determined that proper implementation
of
he Agreement will resolve the allegation andissue
in
this complaint.
OCR
will also monitor implementation
of
the Agreement. Therefore,progress reports with supporting documentation should be submitted as indicated
in
theAgreement. Failure to comply could result
in
OCR
reopening its investigation. Hence, effectivethe date
of
his letter,
OCR
is closing the investigative portion
of
his case.This letter sets forth
OCR's
detennination
in
an
individual
OCR
case. This letter is
not
a formalstatement
of
OCR
policy and should
not be
relied upon, cited,
or
construed
as
such.
OCR's
formal policy statements are approved
by
a duly authorized
OCR
official and made available tothe public. The complainant may have the right
to
file a private suit
in
federal courtwhether
or
not
OCR
finds a violation.Under
OCR
procedures
we
are obligated to advise you that intimidation
or
retaliation against acomplainant is prohibited
by
regulations enforced by this agency. Specifically, the regulationsenforced by OCR, directly
or
by reference, state that no recipient
or
other person shall intimidate,threaten, coerce
or
discriminate against any individual for the purpose
of
interfering with anyright
or
privilege secured
by
regulations enforced
by OCR
or
because one has made a complaint,testified, assisted
or
participated in
any
manner
in
an
investigation, proceedings
or
hearing held
in
connection with a complaint.Under the Freedom
of
Information Act,
it
may be necessary to release this document and relatedcorrespondence and records upon request.
In
the event that
OCR
receives such a request,
we
will
1
Pursuant
to Article
III,
Section 302
of
he
OCR
Case Processing Manual (CPM),
a
complaint may
beresolved
at
any time,
when.
before
the
conclusion
of
an investigation, the
recipient
e"prcsses
an
interest
inresolving
the complaint
Theprocess
is
voluntary.The
provisions
of
he
resolutionagreementwill be
aligned
withthecomplaint
allegations or
the
information
obtainedduring
the
investigation,
and will
be
consistent
with applicationregulations
.A
resolution
agreement reached beforethe
conclusion
of
aninvestigationwill bemonitored
by
OCR. The
CPMmay
beaccessed
at:
h t t p : / / w w w 2 . e d . g o v / o c r f d o c s l ~ m . h t m l . 

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->