STARS - State Automated Reporting System

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Instructions for CTE Portion of STARS System

CTE Courses Reportable in STARS

State Board Data Policy

CTE Data End of Year Email

US Department of Education FERPA Laws & Guidance

Excerpt from memorandum issued by the US Department of Education, concerning FERPA regulations as they relate to student Social Security numbers.

  • “FERPA contains several exceptions to the general rule that education records may not be disclosed without prior, written parental consent. One exception allows for disclosures to authorized representatives of the Secretary of Education, the Comptroller General, the Attorney General, and state and local educational authorities. Such a disclosure must be made in connection with an audit or evaluation of a Federal or State supported education program. The disclosure may also be made for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements related to the Federal or State education program. The disclosure of personally identifiable student information by local education agencies and educational institutions to the Labor Department/UI Agency is for the purpose of complying with the performance reporting requirements of Perkins III, and is permissible under FERPA. ED has concluded that the Labor Department/UI Agency can be designated an authorized representative for purposes of compiling and reporting information as required by Perkins III.”


Courses Eligible for CTE Funding

CTE Course Outline

  • All approved CTE programs are required to submit a course outline for each course taught at their school.

Office for Civil Rights Compliance

An educational institution's compliance with the Office for Civil Rights Compliance Guidelines and the Carl D. Perkins Career Education Act is an important aspect of excellence in career and technical education. These guidelines and laws are used to assure citizens, parents, and legislators that every career and technical education program in every public school in the State of North Dakota is meeting the basic expectations as set forth by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice.

Federal Laws

The Federal civil rights authorizations governing career education programs are as follows:

  1. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and implementing regulations (34 CFR Part 100) which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin.

  2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and implementing regulations (34 CFR Part 100) which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.

  3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and implementing regulations (34 CFR Part 104) which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.

  4. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and implementing regulations (45 CFR Part 90) which prohibit discrimination on the basis of age.

  5. The U.S. Office for Civil Rights' "Career Education Programs Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex and Handicap" prohibits unlawful discrimination in career education programs (OCR Guidelines, 44 CFR 17162).

  6. The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 was signed into law to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Schools are affected in three ways: 1) as an employer; 2) as a provider of educational services to individuals with disabilities who benefit from programs offered; and 3) as a public or private community site which offers programs and services for the general public.

These regulations apply to each recipient of Federal financial assistance offering or administering a program of career education or training. (34 CFR 100.13; 34 CFR 106.2; 34 CFR 104.3)


Federal Office Address
Regional Office Address

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Customer Service Team
400 Maryland Avenue S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Phone: (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 245-6840
TDD: (877) 521-2172

Chicago Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 730-1560
Fax: (312) 730-1576
TDD: (877) 521-2172

State Office Address

Michael Netzloff 
(701) 328-3187

Nondiscrimination Compliance Program
600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
Phone: (701) 328-3180


U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

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