Accreditation / Compliance Resources
High Plains Technology Center is accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma Department of Education. Students and constituents may request a copy of our accreditation information by contacting the Assistant Superintendent - Daytime at 580-571-6128. The documents requested will be supplied within 10 working days.
OBCTE is the accrediting body for all technology centers in the state of Oklahoma. Additionally, OBCTE is granted the rights and authority by the U.S. Department of Education to approve educational institutions for federal financial aid and ensure post-secondary education institutions quality of instruction for credit granting purposes. This means High Plains Technology Center programs are approved through OBCTE for meeting established measures for quality. Business and Industry authorities also accredit individual programs.
High Plains is committed to complying with Oklahoma law requiring electronic and information technology accessibility, as defined in "Information Technology Accessibility Standards" by the Information Services Division of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance.
For more information on accessibility standards in Oklahoma, see the Oklahoma Assistive Technology Program ABLETech.
Freedom of Expression Policy
Free Expression on Campus Report
Family Education Rights & Privacy Act
High Plains Technology Center maintains an educational record for each student who is or has been enrolled at the Technology Center. Any questions concerning the student’s rights and responsibilities under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act should be referred to the office of the assistant superintendent. Copies of the complete Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (found in the Administrative Handbook) are available upon request.
High Plains Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Inquiries concerning application of this policy may be referred to High Plains Technology Center, Amber Riley and Don Gaines, Title IX and 504 Coordinators, 3921 34th Street, Woodward, OK 73801 (580)256-6681.
High Plains Technology Center no discrimina raza, color, nacionalidad, no considera la documentación género, edad, o discapacidad, estatus de veteran. Preguntas referents a esta noticia pueden ser enviadas a High Plains Technology Center, Amber Riley y Don Gaines Coordinadores Title IX and 504, 3921 34th Street, Woodward, OK 73801 (580) 256-6618.
Qualifications and Training for Compliance Coordinators - Amber Riley and Don Gaines:
Amber Riley has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a master’s degree in Secondary School Counseling. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. She was a special education teacher for 7 years at Woodward Public Schools where she became very familiar with all IDEA and ADA requirements. As an LPC she is required to obtain 21 CEU’s each year, 3 of which must be in ethics. She has been the compliance coordinator for 20 years and attends title VI and IX trainings as they are offered. Don Gaines has previous experience in management and leadership that include hiring, firing, and diversity training. This also includes experience with title IX and title VI issues. Training is also provided by current and prior coordinators to any newly designated coordinators. Don will attend continuing education directly related to this position.
The compliance coordinators attend professional development trainings through Summer Conference, OSSBA and other PD opportunities throughout the year. Recent trainings include: OSSBA Title IX workshop in March 2019, trainings at the Zarrow Mental Health symposium in October 2019, and online presentations. The compliance coordinators regularly monitor school and public laws as well as current issues.
Listing of Trainings for Amber Riley
10-21-2020 – Title IX Regulations: Revisions (Zoom)
9-30-2020 – 10-2-2020 – Zarrow Mental Health Conference (Zoom)
3-25-2020 - Title IX law related to sex discrimination/harassment and guidance on the specific duties of Title IX coordinators (Zoom)
10-29-2019 – OSSBA - Level I title IX training in Alva
3-7-2019 – OSSBA - Title IX Coordinator Training in OKC
Listing of Trainings for Don Gaines
9-10-2020 - Title IX: Understanding New Federal Rules and Regulations 10-21-2020 – Title IX Regulations: Revisions (Zoom)
This notice is available in alternative formats and languages upon request.