Federal regulation 34 CFR 600.9(a) requires each state have a process to review and appropriately act on student complaints concerning institutions of higher education operating in the state.
The state education agency (SEA) must designate an ombudsman to monitor and enforce the requirements related to equitable services provided to private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel in private schools as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). [Sec. 1117(a)(3)(B) and Sec.8501(a)(3)(B)] Ombudsman’s Roles and Responsibilities An ombudsman should serve as an … Continue reading Equitable Services Ombudsman
Dear Superintendents, U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Mick Zais visited Wyoming last week. Here is an article from the Casper Star Tribune about his visit. USED Deputy Secretary Mick Zais goes on a school visit with Wyoming’s Chief Academic Officer, Shelley Hamel. EARLY LITERACY ON THE NATIONAL STAGE It is a privilege to serve as … Continue reading Early Literacy on the National Stage
If you are seeking information about specific school-related discriminations issues, the WDE encourages you to first contact your local school district. School district personnel assigned to receive inquiries, complaints and provide information may include: Title IX and Tile VI Compliance Officer Section 504/ADA Coordinator (issues related to disabilities) Methods of Administration for Civil Rights Monitoring … Continue reading Methods of Administration (Civil Rights)