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Vocational Opportunities

School Districts that offer career and technical (vocational) education must provide notice to students, parents, employees and the general public that all vocational opportunities will be offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. The notice must be published each year, prior to the beginning of the school year.  Vocational Education Programs Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap, 44 Fed. Reg. 17162, March 21, 1979, part IV-0.
 
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has developed this sample Vocational Opportunities Annual Notification for use by the education community. Schools are not required to use this sample notification. The purpose of this sample notification is to provide helpful guidance, including the required elements for compliance with federal civil rights laws. Contact Carolyn Ellstra atcarolyn.ellstra@state.mn.us with questions regarding this document.
 
VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ANNUAL NOTIFICATION 
Chisholm school district offers a variety of vocational opportunities through the Business Education, Industrial Technology and Family and Consumer Science Departments.  The purpose of this notice is to inform students, parents, employees and the general public that these opportunities are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Admission in the specific courses is determined by grade level, and in some cases, completion of prerequisite courses. The district has designated the following individuals to coordinate compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.

Section 504 Coordinator:                             Alternate Section 504 Coordinator:
Rick Aldrich, Principal                                    Mark Morrison, Asst. Principal                                    
Chisholm High School                                   Chisholm High School                                                           
Phone: 218-254-5726   ext. 3900                 Phone: 218-254-5726   ext. 3902
radrich@chisholm.k12.mn.us                      mmorrison@chisholm.k12.mn.us                             
 
Title IX Coordinator:                                       Alternate Title IX Coordinator                    
Dr. Janey Blanchard, Superintendent          Mark Morrison , Asst. Principal                                                      
Chisholm Elementary School                        Chisholm High School                                                           
Phone:  218-254-5726 ext. 2900                   Phone: 218-254-5726 ext. 3902
jblanchard@chisholm.k12.mn.us                       mmorrision@chisholm.k12.mn.us
 
A brief summary of program offerings are as follows: 

Note to district: This notice must include a “brief summary of program offerings.” The following options may be used order to comply with this requirement:

  1. If the district has career and educational technology course descriptions on the district website, the notice may state, for example, “A listing of program offerings includes auto mechanics, woods technology, IT, agriculture, etc.” and provide a link to the district website to the career and educational technology course descriptions.
  2. If the district website does not contain career and technical education course descriptions, a description of a sampling of courses is provided on this notice.
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