ERIC Number: ED375291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Distribution of Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Funds among Eligible Recipients.
Nevada State Council on Occupational Education, Carson City.
The distribution of Perkins Act funds among eligible Nevada recipients was analyzed. The analysis established that passage of the Perkins Act did nothing to improve the ability of small rural districts to participate in the federal program and significantly restricted the amount of funds provided to those vocational programs that do not have high percentages of disabled and/or disadvantaged students. The Perkins Act has also removed set-asides for adult and postsecondary occupational education (OE) programs and obligated the state to determine the instructional level split of funds. Originally, the Nevada Council on Occupational Education endorsed a 75%-25% split of funds among secondary and community college OE programs. The council's endorsement was based not on consideration of program needs or enrollments but rather on the lack of long-term planning and documentation for community college OE programs. Changes that have since occurred in community colleges' planning and recordkeeping have produced additional data that have led the council to reconsider its original funding recommendation. The council now recommends a split of 68% and 32% to secondary and postsecondary programs, respectively. (Appended are 14 tables detailing the distribution of funds among secondary school districts and community colleges.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Council on Occupational Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990