Policy 8220


The District recognizes the need for career and technical (occupational) education and reaffirms its policy of strengthening available career and technical education programs through utilization of any available federal and state funds for that purpose and supporting BOCES' programs. Accordingly, these programs may be offered by the District and/or through a BOCES.

Equal Opportunity

The District prohibits discrimination on the basis of any legally protected class or category including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, religion, disability, use of a service animal, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, age, and marital status in any career and technical education program or activity of the District.

Career and technical education programs and activities will be readily accessible to students with disabilities.

Public Notification

Prior to the beginning of each school year or academic semester, the District will issue an appropriate public announcement which advises students, parents, employees, and the general public that career and technical education opportunities will be offered without regard to any legally protected class or category including, but not limited to: race; color; creed; religion; disability; use of a service animal; national origin; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; military status; sex; age; and marital status. Included in this announcement will be the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the District's Civil Rights Compliance Officer(s) (CRCO(s)) and Title IX Coordinator(s).

Grievance Procedure

Various District policies and documents address discrimination. These policies and documents may include: Policy 3420 - Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the District; Policy 3421 - Title IX and Sex Discrimination; Policy 7550 - Dignity for All Students; and the District's Code of Conduct. All complaints will be handled in accordance with the applicable District policies and/or documents.

Local Advisory Council

The Board will appoint a Local Advisory Council for Career Education. The Board may, with BOCES approval, utilize the BOCES Advisory Council as its Local Advisory Council.

Policy References:
Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 USC § 6101 et seq.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 USC § 12101 et seq.
Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, 20 USC § 1701 et seq.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC § 790 et seq.
Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC § 2000c et seq.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC § 2000d et seq.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, 20 USC § 1681 et seq.
28 CFR Part 35
34 CFR Parts 100, 104, 106, 110, and 270
45 CFR Part 86
Civil Rights Law §§ 40, 40-c, and 47-b
Education Law Article 93 and §§ 10-18, 313, 2801, 3201, and 3201-a 
New York State Human Rights Law, Executive Law § 290 et seq. 
8 NYCRR §§ 100.2 and 141 et seq.
9 NYCRR § 466 et seq. 

NOTE:  Refer also to 
Policy 3420 - Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the District 
Policy 3421 - Title IX and Sex Discrimination
Policy 7550 - Dignity for All Students
Policy 7551 - Sexual Harassment of Students
Policy 8130 - Equal Educational Opportunities
District Code of Conduct

Adopted: 6/22/99
Revised: 9/6/22, 2/28/23

Policy 8220