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California Department of Education
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Release: #19-81
December 4, 2019
Contact: Scott Roark
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Public Comment Period Open for State Plan to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced today that public comment is now open for the draft California Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) State Plan. The plan was developed by the California Department of Education (CDE), California State Board of Education (SBE), and California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO).

“This plan is a significant opportunity to strengthen Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and pathways for all students in both the K–12 and community college systems,” Thurmond said. “I encourage educators and stakeholders in the CTE field to submit their valuable input on this plan. These programs provide valuable skills to meet industry needs.”

Perkins V was signed into law on July 31, 2018. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to provide nearly $1.3 billion annually in federal support for CTE programs across the nation. California receives approximately $127 million annually to support CTE programs and pathways.

To provide feedback on the Perkins V State Plan, please visit the Perkins V Plan Feedback web page External link opens in new window or tab. hosted by WestEd. Public comments will be used to finalize the Perkins V State Plan, as well as inform the future development of the Comprehensive California State Plan for CTE.

Informational webinars and public meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

Informational Webinars:

Friday, December 6
10-10:30 a.m.
Dial: +1-669-900-6833 (U.S. Toll-Free) Meeting ID: 900 354 042 or
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Friday, December 6
2-2:30 p.m.
Dial: +1-669-900-6833 (U.S. Toll-Free) Meeting ID: 949 783 063 or
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Public meetings:

Monday, December 9
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
WestEd Offices, Capitol Room
1000 G Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95814

Public feedback for the Perkins V State Plan will be received until January 3, 2020. Additional information can be found on the CDE’s California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee’s web page.

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Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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