Legislative Alert: New Perkins Law Enacted

On August 1, the President signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) into law. This officially  reauthorizes the 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

This new law becomes effective on July 1, 2019. The first year of implementation will be considered a “transition year” and states will be able to submit a transition plan to cover requirements for the July 2019-June 2020 program year. State four-year plans will likely be due in the spring of 2020 and will cover program years from July 2020-June 2024. Over the coming months the U.S. Department of Education should release guidance with more details on requirements for transition plans and full four-year plans, and states in turn will begin to provide more guidance to local recipients.

A summary and analysis of the bill, which highlights the major changes from Perkins IV to Perkins V, can be found here.

Source: ACTE Public Policy Department

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