The “New” New OCR Case Processing Manual – Significant Changes for Public School Civil Rights Enforcement
On November 20, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the second round of revisions to its Case Processing Manual (CPM) in 2018. The CPM outlines the procedures OCR uses to investigate and resolve complaints and other investigations under the civil rights laws it enforces. The revised CPM brings many changes of which schools and their attorneys should immediately be aware. Jackie Wernz provides unique insights on what the changes – large and small – will mean for OCR investigations in public schools in this National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) webinar.