Office of Civil Rights is Looking for Comments
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Request for Information Regarding the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline
[Docket ID ED-2021-OCR-0068]
AGENCY: Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education.
ACTION: Request for information.
SUMMARY: This notice is a request for information in the form of written comments that include information, research, and suggestions regarding the administration of school discipline in schools serving students in pre-K through grade 12. OCR solicits these comments to inform determinations about what policy guidance, technical assistance, or other resources would assist schools that serve students in pre-K through grade 12 with improving school climate and safety, consistent with the civil rights laws that OCR enforces, to ensure equal access to education programs and activities. OCR has promulgated regulations to implement civil rights laws and periodically provides policy guidance and technical assistance to clarify these statutory and regulatory requirements. Information received through this request may be used to assist OCR in preparing further guidance, technical assistance, and other resources.
DATES: We must receive your comments on or before July 23, 2021
ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted as indicated below:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Using the Docket ID number above, please go to www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site.
Mail: If you do not have internet access or electronic submission is not possible, you may mail written comments to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), 550 12th Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20024. Mailed comments must be postmarked by July 23, 2021 , to be accepted. Comments submitted by email or fax will not be accepted. See entire document