Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/10/2020 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 1. Report with Possible Action Regarding Data and Progress Associated with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Report
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 1.06 - Equity in MPS
Attachments: Monthly Report - November
Community Conversations
File Attachment:
Monthly Report_November 2020.pdf
Community Conversations .pdf
Background: In 2014-15, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) conducted a biennial review of data and discovered a disproportionality of African American students receiving referrals, suspensions and other disciplinary actions.

The Administration has been working with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to fulfill ten agreed upon action items to ensure the equity of discipline measures within the District and in compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d (Title VI), and its implementing regulation, 34 C.F.R. Part 100, which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, or national origin by a recipient of Federal financial assistance.

At the September 8, 2020 PACE Committee meeting, the Administration provided a report regarding the submission of the district's end of year report to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). At the September 24, 2020 Board meeting, the Board took action to direct the Administration to report monthly on progress relative to the ten agreed upon action items, as well as a report on suspensions, expulsions, and referrals. The requested information for the November report can be found in the attached document.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent