Perkins Performance Measures
Kentucky has identified four major performance measures: (1) academic and technical skill achievement; (2) attainment of secondary school diploma; (3) placement in, retention in, and completion of postsecondary education, military service, or employment; and (4) participation in nontraditional CTE programs that lead to nontraditional training and employment.
Uses of Perkins Funds
Perkins legislation outlines that the use of funds must fall into two categories: Required and Permissive. The nine required uses of funds and the permissive uses with samples of expenditures may be found here. Documentation is needed at the local level (Central Office) which justifies the nine required uses of the funds. The district must meet the required uses of funds, not each school. Some examples of how to document the eight required uses may also be found here. Please find additional resources on the right.
To maintain Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet current occupational needs, CTE educators rely heavily on advice from business and industry.
An Advisory Committee is a group of persons outside the education profession, made up of employers, intermediaries (Chambers of Commerce, Health Department, Extension Agents, etc.), and parents recognized and respected in their own fields of work who advise CTE educators, administrators, and local board of education members regarding programs, based on the employment needs of the community, state, regional, national, and international marketplace.