Feedback sought on draft state Perkins plan

Kentucky Department of Education

News Release

Media Contact: Jessica Fletcher

Chief Communications Officer

Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4611
Cell: (502) 229-1915

Advisory 19-181


Nov. 27, 2019

Feedback sought on draft state Perkins plan

(Frankfort, KY) –The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the draft state Perkins Plan, also known as Perkins V or the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century” Act. The public comment window will begin on Dec. 1, 2019, and continue for 30 days, concluding on Jan. 1, 2020.

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act was first authorized by the federal government in 1984. It was reauthorized in 1990, 1998, 2006 and most recently in 2018. Named for Carl D. Perkins, a former U.S. Representative from Kentucky, the act aims to increase the quality of technical education within the United States in order to help grow the economy. The new law includes provisions for vertically aligned programs of study between secondary and postsecondary education partners, and fosters collaboration with the business community and across state agencies. For the first time, it also requires an extensive and comprehensive local needs assessment process for local communities. 

The draft plan can be found on our KDE Perkins homepage. Any individual interested in reviewing the draft plan and providing comments is encouraged to do so. Formal comments should be submitted to by Jan. 1, 2010.