Stakeholder Input Requested

Perkins Delaware State Plan

The Strengthening Career & Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act (as known as Perkins V) is the largest federal funding source to operationalize CTE programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Background

The Strengthening Career & Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act, also known as Perkins V, is the largest federal funding source to operationalize CTE programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Perkins V provides approximately $6 million annually in federal funding to Delaware, aiming to “expand opportunities for every student (youth and adults) to explore, choose, and follow career pathways to earn credentials of value.” Perkins V requires every state to submit a state plan for any fiscal year (FY) under the Act. A four (4)-year full state plan will be developed for federal FY24 to FY27 or school years 2024-25 to 2027-28, encompassing all administrative and financial activities under the Act.

Stakeholder Feedback

The CTE & STEM Initiatives workgroup of the Delaware Department of Education, along with the State Board of Education are seeking stakeholder input on the Perkins V State Plan. Input will focus on:

  1. Feedback opened for programmatic components (career pathways system, middle school CTE programs, supporting all youth to become college and career ready, operational routines) on Jan 4, 2024. Feedback on programmatic components closed on Feb 8, 2024.
  2. Feedback for accountability components (secondary and postsecondary accountability model and relationship to Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plans, state determined performance levels and trajectories, and local performance level negotiation) will remain open from Feb 9-March 8, 2024.

Resources for Perkins Delaware State Plan

About the Survey

A survey in the form of a series of guiding questions related to Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study and the implementation of Perkins V has been developed for stakeholder input and consultation between January 4, 2024 to February 8, 2024. The survey for stakeholder input (using SurveyMonkey) is organized in three sections which included general demographic information, CTE programs of study, and CTE accountability. Feedback for programmatic components concluded on Feb 8, 2024. Feedback for accountability components will remain open from Feb 9-March 8, 2024. All responses allow for open comments. Estimated survey completion time is 10-15 minutes. Responses to public comments will be catalogued to document the author, reference to the draft State Plan, and recommended action. Feedback received through public comment will be denoted in the final Perkins V State Plan and will be presented to the State Board of Education on February 15, 2024.

Pursuant to 14 Del. C. 3310 and 14 Del. C. 104(b)(14) the State Board of Education serves as the “eligible agency” for career and vocational education. The Delaware State Board of Education and the Department of Education are currently seeking public comment on the draft Perkins V State Plan.

Stakeholder groups and/or individuals may continue to submit public comment on the draft accountability components between February 9-March 8, 2024.

Methods for providing comment:

Mail: Delaware State Board of Education, Attn: Perkins State Plan Review, Collette Education Resource Center, 35 Commerce Way, Suite 1, Dover, DE 19904

Email: Delaware.SBE@sbe.k12.de.us

Web: https://delawarepathways.org/perkins-v-state-plan-public-comment/


Information about the draft plan, including the process for development can be found at: https://delawarepathways.org/perkins-v-state-plan-public-comment/