Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 232 - STANDARD CRITERIA FOR MAINE SECONDARY VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023
A school administrative unit, operating in the State of Maine and approved by the Board of Education to operate vocational programs, must conduct activities which will ensure that sex discrimination and sex stereotyping are eliminated from any activity associated with the offering of a vocational program, service, or activity. In doing this, vocational program providers are to:
1. Maintain Information on the status of female and male students and employees enrolled in, or associated with, a vocational program either as a teacher, aide, or provider of a particular service of activity to students enrolled in a vocational program;
2. Coordinate with sending schools for the review of vocational educational programs, including career guidance and counseling, for sex stereotyping and sex bias with particular attention to practices which tend to inhibit the entry of women or men in nontraditional occupations;
3. Provide the State Board with an assessment of the SAU's progress in regard to overcoming sex discrimination and sex stereotyping as part of the school's accreditation and program review process; and
4. Develop programs of information and outreach for youth and adults concerning vocational education and nontraditional employment opportunities.
In fulfilling the above requirements, technical assistance is available through the Bureau of Adult and Secondary Vocational Education. Financial resources are also available through the Vocational Education Act.
Where SAU's provide vocational programs, services or activities to single parents and displaced homemakers or special programs of sex equity to female and male students, these SAU's are encouraged to provide child care for the children of students as well as transportation where as economic need is shown to exist or where offering such a service will make vocational education more accessible.