Department of Education wants your input on Perkins V funding plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is taking public comment on the proposed Wyoming state plan for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). The act provides federal funding for secondary and postsecondary career and technical education in Wyoming.

The 2019-20 federal award to Wyoming is $5,037,372. In order to receive these funds, Wyoming is required by federal mandate to submit its plan for Wyoming Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the next four years.

To help develop the Wyoming state plan, the Perkins V State Advisory Council of stakeholders was formed to propose guidelines and performance assessment targets for school districts and community colleges receiving Perkins funds, in order to provide students with high quality educational and work-based learning opportunities.

Public comment on the proposed plan is open through January 3, 2020. Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:

Wyoming Department of Education
Attn: Dr. Michelle Aldrich
122 West 25th Street, Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Perkins V was signed into law in July of 2018. Wyoming’s one-year transition plan was approved in July of 2019. Each state is required to submit its own plan for Perkins V funding by April 15, 2020.