COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 17

January 12, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Local Plan for Career and Technical Education

 

The Standards of Quality and Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 1998 require each school division to develop and receive local school board approval of a plan for their career and technical education program. You may access the 2006-2007 local plan at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/CTE/director.html. The due date is May 5, 2006.

 

Since new federal legislation has not been approved for Career and Technical Education, only minor changes have been made to the local application for 2006-2007. The changes are based on the updated Standards of Quality approved by the General Assembly and on requirements for the extension of the state Perkins plan that was submitted for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

If you have questions regarding the plan or the changes, please contact Elizabeth Russell (Elizabeth.Russell@doe.virginia.gov), director, Office of Career and Technical Education Services, at 804-225-2847, or James A. Gray, Jr. (Jim.Gray@doe.virginia.gov), associate director, Office of Career and Technical Education Services, at 804-225-2833.

 

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