New Statutory Responsibility
The Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, part of the No Child Left Behind Act, addresses equal access to public school facilities for the Boy Scouts and other specified patriotic youth groups. In November 2002, OCR issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking inviting comments from the public on issues to be considered in developing proposed regulations. After reviewing the comments, OCR began drafting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which was published during FY 2004. OCR received six complaints alleging violations of the Act and four complaints were resolved during FY 2003.