A Discussion Of Administrative Law

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A Discussion of Administrative Law Related to Title IX Administrative laws are rules and regulations passed by agencies appointed by legislatures. Moreover, administrative laws are used to clarify expansive laws. The Department of Education, Department of Health and Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are federal agencies that pass administrative laws that effect K-12 education. Furthermore, in Texas, the State Board of Education (SBOE) passes rules that become part of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). The SBOE may adopt new laws or amendments or make repeals to existing regulations. Texas Government Code, §2001.039, (1999) mandates all state agency rules be reviewed every four years. Administrative laws hold as…show more content…
This illustrates the necessity for administrators to be cognizant of ever changing rules issued by the DoED. Department of Health and Human Services Previously known as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is forever intertwined with education through policy, rules and regulations. A prime example of this mélange is that HHS oversees the Head Start program to provide early childhood education to low income children. Head Start was created in response to the Civil Rights Act to aide disadvantaged youth and close achievement gaps through early intervention strategies. HHS has performance standards 45 CFR Chapter XIII (2016) that each Head Start program must follow that dictate program requirements that must be sustained in order to receive federal funding. Department of Agriculture The Department of Agriculture (USDA) was created by Abraham Lincoln to protect the interests of all Americans via a robust agriculture industry. Today, the USDA has a direct impact on k-12 education as it oversees the National School Lunch Program. This program encompasses extensive rules and regulations that every school cafeteria receiving federal funding must follow. The USDA includes guidelines for school cafeteria seating based on gender discrimination. It is imperative that a school administrator understands and follows USDA guidelines for school to prevent jeopardizing school lunch subsidies within the district.
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