STARS - State Automated Reporting System
Instructions for CTE Portion of STARS System
CTE Courses Reportable in STARS
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.”
Area Career & Technology Center Guidelines
List of Area Centers and Member Schools
Area CTCs Map (printable)
Area CTCs and Member Schools Interactive Map
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.
The Federal civil rights authorizations governing career education programs are as follows:
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.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and implementing regulations (34 CFR Part 100) which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and implementing regulations (34 CFR Part 104) which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and implementing regulations (45 CFR Part 90) which prohibit discrimination on the basis of age.
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).
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
|State Office Address|
Nondiscrimination Compliance Program
Federal Coronavirus Career and Technical Education Capital Projects Grant Guidance
- North Dakota In-Demand Occupations (August 2021)
- Current List of Schools and Consortia
- Emerging Technology Core Concepts
- Emerging Technology Program Executive Summary
- Guidelines and Policies for Emerging Technology
- Module List
CTE Summer Camp Application and Guidance (Summer 2023)
Grants for Innovation (STEM) RFP
Regional STEM Days for Students
STEM Innovation and Integration Matching Grant RFP
Students Preparing for Nontraditional Fields
Grant Related Forms
- Equipment and Instructional Materials Request SFN 15263
- Funding Application Cover Sheet SFN 15274
- Funding Application Budget SFN 15275
- Request for Interim Reimbursement SFN 15251
Wayde Sick, Director and Executive Officer
Mark Wagner, Assistant State Director
Gwen Ferderer, Fiscal/Budget Administrator
- firstname.lastname@example.org 701-328-3168
Lorie Ruff, Program Manager