How Can I Spend Perkins Funds?

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How Can I Spend Perkins
Funds?
CESA #4 Network Night
11/17/2010
Sherri K. Torkelson
What is the Perkins Grant?
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The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Act is
to develop more fully the academic and
career and technical skills of secondary ed
students and postsecondary students who
elect to enroll in career and technical
education programs
Spirit of the Perkins Act
Leading CTE into the 21st Century by:
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Embracing a global perspective
Program improvement and advancement
Ensuring modern, durable and rigorous CTE
programs
Closing academic and technical achievement
gaps
Promoting postsecondary education for all
The WI State Perkins Plan
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SEC. 122. STATE PLAN. “(c) Plan Contents.—The State plan shall
include information that—
….(1) (A) the career and technical programs of study, which may be
adopted by local educational agencies and postsecondary institutions to
be offered as an option to students (and their parents as appropriate)
when planning for and completing future coursework, for career and
technical content areas that-
(i) incorporate secondary education and postsecondary education elements;
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(ii) include coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic
standards and relevant career and technical content in a coordinated,
nonduplicative progression of courses that align secondary education with
postsecondary education to adequately prepare students to succeed in
postsecondary education;
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(iii) may include the opportunity for secondary education students to
participate in dual or concurrent enrollment programs or other ways to acquire
postsecondary education credits; and
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(iv) lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the
postsecondary level, or an associate or baccalaureate degree;”
Local Perkins Applications
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SEC. 134. LOCAL PLAN FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATION PROGRAMS. “(b) Contents.—The eligible agency
shall determine requirements for local plans, except that each
local plan shall—
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….(3) (A) offer the appropriate courses of not less than 1 of
the career and technical education programs of study
described in section 122(c)(1)(A).”
The Local Status of Program of Study (POS)
Implementation Model
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To receive CPA 4 Formula Allocation funding for
any career and technical education, career
development, career and technical student
organization (CTSO), or other activity, the
applicant must identify at least one Program of
Study that has been “verified” by stakeholders.
All costs must be related to the selected Program
(s) of Study
The Local Status of Program of Study (POS)
Implementation Model
The Program of Study (POS)
Implementation Model is to be developed
and funded through activities that develop
all five elements needed for successful
implementation over a 3-5 year period.
4. Accountability and
Continuous Improvement
3. Transition Planning and Policy
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1. School Counseling and
Career Development
2. Rigorous Curriculum and
Quality Instruction
Foundations
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Five Elements or Components
General Foundations
 School Counseling and Career
Development
 Rigorous Curriculum and Quality
Instruction
 Transition Planning and Policy
 Accountability and Continuous
Improvement
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So in what ways does the State plan allow use
of local Perkins funds?
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integrate academics with CTE programs via a
coherent sequence of courses
link CTE at secondary and post secondary level
by offering relevant elements of not less than 1
CTE Program of Study
provide students with all aspects of an industry
which may include work-based learning
develop, improve, expand the use of technology
in CTE
provide professional development programs to
teachers/faculty/counselors/administrators
involved in integrated CTE programs
and
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develop and implement evaluations of CTE
programs including assessment of how the needs
of special populations are being met
initiate/improve/expand/modernize quality CTE
programs including relevant technology
provide services and activities that are of
sufficient size, scope, and quality
provide activities to prepare special populations
enrolled in CTE program for high skill/high wage
or high demand occupations.
Let’s talk about “Required” and
“Permissible” Uses of Funds
Remember the five elements? Let’s talk
about those, and the required and
permissible uses of funds.
 Page 2 of the handout “How Can I Use
Perkins Funds?”
 WI POS Implementation Component Guide
 DRAFT 10.0.09: POS Implementation
Component Guide and Evidence
(developed by CESA LVEC’s, still in draft
form)
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So what’s the bottom line?
Professional Development
 Career activities
 Teacher materials, supplies, equipment
 Student materials, supplies equipment
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are all fundable if they support the CTE
courses in a Published and approved POS,
and/or are used to support articulation
agreements with the WTCS.
HOWEVER>>>>>
Remember the “Supplement”,
NOT “Supplant” provision in
the grant!!!
How Can I Spend Perkins Funds?
Questions???
 More information needed?
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Five Elements or Components
General Foundations
 School Counseling and Career
Development
 Rigorous Curriculum and Quality
Instruction
 Transition Planning and Policy
 Accountability and Continuous
Improvement
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