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Davis Joint USD |  AR  6178  Instruction

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Perkins Basic Grants for Career Technical Education

For any district program of career technical education (CTE) funded through a basic grant of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the district shall submit to the California Department of Education a districtwide plan addressing the components specified in 20 USC 2354 and any additional requirements specified in the state plan developed pursuant to 20 USC 2342. The multi-year district plan shall cover the same time period covered by the state plan. (20 USC 2354)

The district shall offer at least one CTE program of study which shall: (20 USC 2342, 2354, 2355)

1. Improve the academic and career technical skills of participating students by integrating coherent and rigorous academic content and relevant CTE programs

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

2. Link CTE at the secondary and postsecondary levels through at least one of the strategies specified in 20 USC 2342

(cf. 6172.1 - Concurrent Enrollment in College Classes)

3. Provide students with strong experience in and understanding of all aspects of an industry, which may include work-based learning experiences

(cf. 5113.2 - Work Permits)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work-Based Learning)

4. Develop, improve, or expand the use of technology in CTE

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

5. Provide professional development to teachers, administrators, and career guidance and academic counselors who are involved with integrated CTE programs

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

6. Develop and implement program evaluations, including an assessment of how the needs of special populations, as defined in 20 USC 2302 and Board policy, are being met

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

7. Initiate, improve, expand, and modernize quality CTE programs, including relevant technology

8. Provide services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective

9. Provide activities to prepare special populations for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations that will lead to self-sufficiency

The district's program shall consist of at least two full-year CTE courses with a combined duration of at least 300 hours, or a single multiple-hour course which provides sequential units of instruction and has a duration of at least 300 hours. At least 50 percent of course curriculum and content shall be directly related to the development of career knowledge and skills.

Tech Prep Programs

The district shall, under an articulation agreement with an institution of postsecondary education and other consortium partners as appropriate, offer a technical preparation (tech prep) program in accordance with 20 USC 2371-2376. The program shall: (20 USC 2373)

1. Consist of a program of study that:

a. Combines at least two years of tech prep at the secondary level which is linked to at least two years of either postsecondary education in a sequential, nonduplicative course of study or an apprenticeship program

b. Integrates academic and career technical instruction and utilizes work-based and work site learning experiences as appropriate and available

c. Provides technical preparation in a career field, including high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations

d. Builds student competence in technical skills and in core academic subjects, as appropriate, through applied, contextual, and integrated instruction in a coherent sequence of courses

e. Leads to technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or a degree in a specific career field

f. Leads to placement in high-skill or high-wage employment or to further education

g. Utilizes CTE programs of study, to the extent practicable

h. Meets state academic standards

i. Investigates opportunities for tech prep students to enroll concurrently in secondary education and postsecondary education courses

2. Uses educational technology and distance learning, as appropriate, to involve consortium partners more fully in the development and operation of programs

3. Includes inservice professional development for teachers, administrators, and counselors that addresses the goals identified in 20 USC 2373

4. Provides equal access to the full range of tech prep programs to individuals who are members of special populations, as defined in 20 USC 2302 and Board policy, including the development of tech prep program services appropriate to the needs of special populations

5. Provides for preparatory services that assist participating students

6. Coordinates with activities conducted under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

Student Organizations

The district may provide support, including supplies, materials, activities, and advisor expenses, to student organizations which engage in activities that are integral to the CTE program and provide for the development of student leadership skills. However, no state or federal funds shall be used to pay students' membership dues, food or lodging expenses, out-of-state travel, or the cost of a social activity or assemblage.

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

(cf. 6145.5 - Student Organizations and Equal Access)


approved: September 4, 2014 Davis, California

revised: May 2, 2019