Superintendent's Memo #025-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

February 5, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Perkins Local Plan and Budget for Career and Technical Education

The local plan for career and technical education is being made available to school divisions via the OMEGA reporting system for the first time this year. Please initiate local planning, developing, and approval of the plan with requirements authorized by the Standards of Quality and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. The online submission is due May 30, 2010.

Changes have been made in the 2010 – 2011 Local Plan to better clarify the information requested and to make reporting easier for localities. The Local Plan is located at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/career_technical/administration/index.shtml. After the Local Plan has been approved by your school board, you will upload the application to OMEGA. When the application has been uploaded to OMEGA, the division superintendent or an authorized superintendent’s designee approves the application in OMEGA prior to the May 30 deadline. The application cover page(s) with appropriate signatures must be retained and filed at the local level.

If you have questions regarding the local plan or the changes, please contact Elizabeth Russell, director of career and technical education, at Elizabeth.Russell@doe.virginia.gov or via phone at (804)225-2847; or Anne Rowe, CTE cluster coordinator, at Anne.Rowe@doe.virginia.gov or via phone at (804)225-2838; or George Willcox, CTE cluster coordinator, at George.Willcox@doe.virginia.gov or via phone at (804)225-2839.

Directions for submitting the 2010 – 2011 Local Plan are included with the online report.

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