Proposition 1D provided $500 million for the construction of new career technical education (CTE) facilities and the modernization of existing career technical educational facilities.
Local educational agencies (LEAs) recently submitted applications for the third round of Career Technical Education Facilities Program. The scores of the applications were mailed to the LEAs on February 3, 2010. Additionally, the scores of the applications that qualified for funding by scoring 105 or higher are posted.
All required documentation must be submitted to the Office of Public School Construction by March 31, 2010 for funding consideration. It is anticipated that this funding cycle will exhaust the remaining available funds under this grant.
Districts may download the Career Technical Educational Model Curriculum Standards (PDF) and the recently adopted Career Technical Education Framework (PDF). The Standards, which are written for grades seven through twelve, specify learning goals in 58 career pathways organized around 15 industry sectors. The Framework is designed to guide curriculum discussions at the local level and the development of a rigorous and relevant career technical education curriculum that increases student achievement.
Career Technical Education Requirements for School Construction Projects at High Schools
The New Construction application (Form SFPD 4.07) requires school districts to consult with its career technical education advisory committe if the project is lcoated on a high school (per Education Code Section 17070.52). In addition, Education Code Section 17070.95 requires districts to certify to the State Allocation Board their consultation with their career technical education advisory committee.
Further information on career and technical education advisory committees:
Senate Bill 13 (Chapter 519, Statutes of 2007) Requirements
Senate Bill 13 (Chapter 519, States of 2007) added California Education Code Section 17070.52. This section requires the California Department of Education (CDE) to collect information from Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) on how the needs of Career Technical Education (CTE) are being met. For each new construction project, the LEA must report whether a CTE component is included as part of the project. If not, the LEA must explain how it intends on meeting the CTE needs of the students housed in the project. The applicant must also provide the date on which the CTE advisory committee was consulted. Pursuant to this section, the CDE is required to produce a quarterly report to the Office of Public School Construction.