Special Populations ensures all students are given equitable access and opportunities towards their career interests and the training/education towards those career interests. Special Populations Coordinators support members of special populations as defined under Perkins V (the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act). North Carolina has identified Special Populations Coordinators (SPCs) as the Career and TechnicalEducation (CTE) designee at the secondary level to provide specialized instructional support in this area. The role of the SPC is vital in supporting the goals and success of the performance indicators submitted within PSU’s local application.
Laws Supporting Members of Special Populations
- Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA)
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and
- Vocational Education Programs Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services
on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap (1979).