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Below is a list of former policy guidance which has been rescinded by the Office for Civil Rights.



Document Date Title Date Rescinded Statute
2017/09/2209/22/2017

Office for Civil Rights Withdraws Guidance on Sexual Violence and Issues Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct


  • "Dear Colleague" Letter   PDF (314K) RESCINDED
  • Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct PDF (149K) RESCINDED
2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title IX
2016/09/3009/30/2016

Questions and Answers about the Supreme Court’s 2016 ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin


  • Questions and Answers  PDF (116.63K) RESCINDED

2020/03/1607/03/2018 Title VI
2016/06/1506/15/2016

Guidance on Gender Equity in Career and Technical Education


  • Dear Colleague Letter   PDF (590.96K) RESCINDED

2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title IX
2016/05/1305/13/2016

Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students


  • Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students  PDF (1.70M) RESCINDED

2017/02/2202/22/2017 Title IX
2015/04/2404/24/2015

Guidance on Obligation of Schools to Designate a Title IX Coordinator


  • “Dear Colleague” Letter PDF (351K) RESCINDED
  • En español (Spanish) PDF (59.09K) RESCINDED
  • Letter to Title IX coordinators PDF (298K) RESCINDED
  • Title IX Resource Guide PDF (501K) RESCINDED
2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title IX
2015/01/0701/07/2015

Letter to Emily Prince from James A. Ferg-Cadima, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education


  • “Dear Colleague” Letter PDF (918.60K) RESCINDED
2017/02/2202/22/2017 Title IX
2014/05/1405/14/2014

Guidance on Charter Schools


  • “Dear Colleague” Letter   PDF (171K)   RESCINDED
  • En español (Spanish)   PDF (186K)    RESCINDED
2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title VI
2014/05/0505/06/2014

Letter on Supreme Court ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action


  • “Dear Colleague” Letter PDF (99K) RESCINDED
2018/07/0307/03/2018 Title VI
2014/04/0104/29/2014

Questions and Answers about Title IX and Sexual Violence


  • Questions and Answers  PDF (867K) RESCINDED
  • Know Your Rights about Title IX and Sexual Violence (April 2014)  PDF (551K) RESCINDED
    • En español (Spanish) PDF (551K) RESCINDED
    • 情況說明書 (Trad. Chinese) PDF (338K) RESCINDED
    • 한국어 (Korean) PDF (272K) RESCINDED
    • Việt-ngữ (Vietamese) PDF (236K) RESCINDED
2017/09/2209/22/2017 Title IX
2014/01/0801/08/2014

Guidance Package to Enhance School Climate and Improve School Discipline Policies/Practices


2018/12/2112/21/2018 Title VI
2013/09/2709/27/2013

Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Higher Education after Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin


  • “Dear Colleague” Letter  PDF (282K) RESCINDED
    • En español (Spanish) PDF (253K) RESCINDED
  • Questions and Answers PDF (305K) RESCINDED
  • En español (Spanish) PDF (333K) RESCINDED
2018/07/0307/03/2018 Title VI
2011/01/1101/11/2012

Dear Colleague Letter on MOA Program Documentation Requirements for On-Site Reviews in Letters of Findings


  • “Dear Colleague” Letter  PDF (675.4K) RESCINDED
2020/02/0602/06/2020 Methods of Administration
2011/12/0212/02/2011

Guidance on Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity or Avoid Racial Isolation 


  • “Dear Colleague” Letter  PDF (135.64K) RESCINDED
  • Guidance for K-12 Schools PDF (289.64K) RESCINDED
  • Guidance for Postsecondary Schools  PDF (123.64K) RESCINDED
2020/07/0307/03/2018 Title VI
2011/05/0604/04/2011

Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence


  • "Dear Colleague" Letter PDF (245K) RESCINDED
    • En español (Spanish) PDF (968K) RESCINDED
  • Fact Sheet about Dear Colleague (April 2011) PDF (368K) RESCINDED
    • En español (Spanish) PDF (368K) RESCINDED
    • 情況說明書 (Trad. Chinese) PDF (374K) RESCINDED
    • 한국어 (Korean) PDF (431K) RESCINDED
    • Tagalog (Tagalog) PDF (160K) RESCINDED
    • Việt-ngữ (Vietamese) PDF (161K) RESCINDED
  • Know Your Rights (April 2011) PDF(143K) RESCINDED
    • En español (Spanish) PDF (178K) RESCINDED
    • 情況說明書 (Trad. Chinese) PDF (493K) RESCINDED
    • 한국어 (Korean) PDF (434K) RESCINDED
    • Tagalog (Tagalog) PDF (187K) RESCINDED
    • Việt-ngữ (Vietamese) PDF (175K) RESCINDED
2017/09/2209/22/2017 Title IX
2009/01/0801/08/2009

Guidance on Equitable Access to, Participation in, and Administration of Public School Choice under ESEA (as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act)


2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title VI
2006/01/2501/25/2006

Guidance on Sexual Harassment Issues


2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title IX
2005/08/0808/08/2005

Dear Colleague Letter on MOA Program Targeting Plan Requirements


  • "Dear Colleague" letter PDF (313.5K) RESCINDED
2020/02/0602/06/2020 Methods of Administration
2004/08/0408/04/2004

Title IX Grievance Procedures, Postsecondary Education


2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title IX
2004/04/2604/26/2004

Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Grievance Procedures, Elementary and Secondary Education


2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title IX
2001/03/3003/30/2001

Letter of March 30, 2001 to John W. Bowen, School Board Attorney for Pinellas County School Board, Largo, Florida


  • Letter of March 30, 2001 to John W. Bowen, School Board Attorney for Pinellas County School Board, Largo, Florida PDF (3M) RESCINDED
2020/08/2608/26/2020 ADA Title II / Section 504
2001/01/1901/19/2001

Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties


  • Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties PDF (181K) RESCINDED
2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title IX
2000/12/0112/2000

The Use of Tests as Part of High Stakes Decision-Making for Students: A Resource Guide for Educators and Policy-Makers


 

Title VI

ADA Title II / Section 504

2000/08/0908/2000

2000 Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report


  Title VI
Title IX
ADA Title II / Section 504
2008/05/0105/2000

Applying Federal Civil Rights Laws to Public Charter Schools: Questions and Answers


  Title VI
Title IX
ADA Title II / Section 504
1999/01/0101/1999

Protecting Students From Harassment and Hate Crime: A Guide for Schools


  Title VI
Title IX
ADA Title II / Section 504
1998/12/2812/28/1998

Dear Colleague Letter on MOA Program Biennial Compliance Reports


  • "Dear Colleague" letter  PDF (335K) RESCINDED
2020/02/0602/06/2020 Methods of Administration
1998/06/1006/10/1998

Questions That May Be Raised by Prop 227


  Title VI
1997/09/2909/29/1997

Guidance on Schools’ Obligation to Include Elementary and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Statewide Assessment Systems


2020/08/2608/26/2020 ADA Title II / Section 504
1996/09/2209/26/1996

Revised Procedures for Preparing the Methods of Administration (MOA) Described in the Vocational Education Guidelines


  • Memorandum of Procedures  PDF (551K) RESCINDED
2020/02/0602/06/2020 Methods of Administration
1996/07/3007/30/1996

“Dear Colleague” Letter to University Counsels on Use of Race in Admissions and Financial Aid


2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title VI
1994/02/2302/23/1994

Notice of Final Policy Guidance, Race-Based Student Financial Aid (59 Fed. Reg. 8756, Feb. 23 1994)


2020/08/2608/26/2020 Title VI
1990/09/2109/21/1990

Letter of September 21, 1990 to the Honorable Tommy G. Thompson, Governor of the State of Wisconsin


  • Letter of September 21, 1990 to the Honorable Tommy G. Thompson, Governor of the State of Wisconsin PDF (1.1M) RESCINDED
2020/08/2608/26/2020 ADA Title II / Section 504
1990/07/2707/27/1990

Letter of July 27, 1990, to Robert S. Peterkin, Superintendent of Schools, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with attachment


  • Letter of July 27, 1990, to Robert S. Peterkin, Superintendent of Schools, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with attachment PDF (4.7M) RESCINDED
2020/08/2608/26/2020 ADA Title II / Section 504

 



   
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