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CTE Civil Rights

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) actively supports the mission of the Office for Civil Rights: "to ensure equal access to a high quality education for all students through the vigorous enforcement of civil rights."

Each year approximately three (3) high schools and two (2) community colleges, are targeted for an onsite review, as required by the US Department of Education (USDOE). Comprehensive reviews are conducted to prevent discrimination and ensure equal access to programs, courses and the information therein, for each Oregon student. ODE also provides technical assistance to help institutions achieve voluntary compliance with the civil rights laws enforced by the USDOE Office for Civil Rights.

Federal Compliance Requirements

It is a policy of the State Board of Education and a priority of the Oregon Department of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310; phone 503-947-5740; or fax 503-378-4772.

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