COVID-19 Updates and Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What about the current state and federal Perkins timelines and deliverables? Will those remain the same? Will funding carry over to the next fiscal year?
A: Federal guidance
regarding Perkins funding and accountability is currently pending from the
USDOE. Kentucky has extended the 2019-20 spending timeline to August 31,
2020. Districts must submit reimbursement requests to the Federal Cash
Request by September 30, 2020. Spending for the carry-forward funds has been
extended by the USDOE until June 30, 2021.
Q2: Will districts be able to amend the current year's Perkins budget?
A: Tentatively, the KDE is planning to allow revisions to FY20 Perkins budgets through August 1, 2020. This deadline will be re-evaluated as the current situation evolves.
Q3: Will floors and ceilings still be implemented for current year Perkins budgets?
A: The KDE has lifted floors and ceilings for the remainder of FY20.
Other Resources and Information
Career and Technical Education in Kentucky is responsible for meeting the performance measures outlined in the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in order to receive federal funding.
Perkins V Guidance from KDE (April 2020)
NOTE: Dates for expending 19-20 funds may be changing
in the next few weeks. Please consult
OCTEST for updates.
Secondary to Postsecondary Pathway Alignment
The Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition, working with the Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems, has developed example secondary to postsecondary career pathways leading to industry certifications, certificates, diplomas and/or degrees aligned to state in-demand industry sectors and support occupations. In planning secondary to postsecondary programs of study, local school districts and partnering postsecondary institutions shall work together to ensure programs of study are aligned and implemented to meet the specialized needs of business and industry and meet the goals of the student's individual learning plan.
Perkins V Performance Measures
Kentucky has set specific annual goals based on the Perkins performance indicators, to ensure that eligible recipients are monitoring growth. These goals are part of the recipient’s application, which asks them to detail actions that have been taken that enabled the district to meet the goal or to develop an improvement plan to assist with meeting the goal.
Uses of Perkins Funds
Perkins legislation requires that each eligible recipient complete a Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and meet the definitions of Size, Scope and Quality before Perkins funds can be expended. The law also outlines six required use of funds and suggested activities. Documentation is needed at the local level that justifies the six required use of funds. The eligible recipients must meet all six requirements when spending Perkins funds.
Guidelines for Perkins V Advisory Committees
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 made up of employers, parents, students, teachers, and school administrators. These groups should advice schools on items such as curriculum, equipment, and student work-based learning.
Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286 Ext 4221
Fax (502) 564-4800