• The Venango Technology Center provides an equal opportunity for all students to achieve their maximum potential through the programs offered in the schools without discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, age, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability. Career and technical education program offerings are listed on this site. Inquiries may be directed to Mario Fontanazza, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, mfontanazza@vtc1.org / (814) 677-3097 / 1 Vo-Tech drive, Oil City, PA 16301. 


Title IX & Section 504

  • Title IX is a Federal Civil Rights Statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

    Complainant – individual who makes complaint about a Title IX Incident (formerly alleged victim)

    Respondent – individual who is accused of committing a Title IX Incident (formerly alleged perpetrator)

    Recipient – Recipient of Federal Funds who Title IX applies to; will be used interchangeably with “school” or “entity”

    For detailed information, please refer to Board Policies 103 and 104 or Here: https://go.boarddocs.com/pa/vnang/Board.nsf/Public#

    Coordinator – Mario Fontanazza  mfontanazza@vtc1.org

    Investigator – Jena Seidle   jseidle@vtc1.org

    Decision Maker – Pat Adams   padams@vtc1.org

    Bob Moore – Appeal resolution   bmoore@vtc1.org


    Section 504 - Disability Discrimination

    • The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendments Act), effective January 1, 2009, amends the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and includes a conforming amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act) that affects the meaning of the term disability in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504). The Amendments Act retains the definition of disability under Section 504 and the ADA but emphasizes that the definition should be interpreted broadly. Among other things, the Amendments Act directs that the ameliorating effects of mitigating measures (other than ordinary eyeglasses or contact lenses) not be considered in determining whether an individual has a disability; expands the scope of "major life activities" by providing a non-exhaustive list of general activities and a non-exhaustive list of major bodily functions; clarifies that an impairment that is episodic or in remission is a disability if it would substantially limit a major life activity when active; and clarifies the meaning of "regarded as" having a disability, including that individuals "regarded as" having a disability are not entitled to reasonable accommodations or reasonable modifications.

      OCR is evaluating the impact of the Amendments Act on OCR's enforcement responsibilities under Section 504 and under Title II of the ADA, including whether any changes in regulations, guidance, or other publications are appropriate.

    For more information on section 504 please click on this link - US Department of Education Section 504