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Perkins IV
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education

Improvement Act of 2006


Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, Public Law 109-270 (Perkins IV) was signed into law on August 12, 2006. It authorizes federal funding assistance to secondary and postsecondary career technical education (CTE) programs 
Purpose of Perkins IV: To develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career technical education (CTE) programs. 

  • Aligned with NCLB
  • Expanded to include preparation for careers that require a baccalaureate and possibly a masters degree
  • Emphasis on (1) high quality programs that prepare individuals for high skill, high wage, and high demand careers; (2) integration of academic

and career technical education; (3) on a viable sequence of courses in CTE programs and (4) on monitoring the local use of funds and program accountability

Perkins IV required every state and LEA receiving funding to have a Five-Year CTE Plan. The 2008-2012 California State Plan for Career Technical Education (State Plan) was approved by the State Board of Education in March 2008. LEA must demonstrate that it conducts one or more CTE programs and that each program assisted with Perkins IV funds complies with the requirements in Perkins IV Section 135(b) and Chapter Five of the State Plan. 
California’s CTE priorities specified in the State Plan: 

  • CTE is woven into the fabric of education, NOT a separate system of education 
  • Programs are built on a demand-driven system that responds to real workforce needs, and state, regional, and local labor market realities 
  • All students have access to CTE courses, pathways and programs of interest. 
  • Learning spans from early childhood through adulthood with many transitions; career awareness, exploration, and development occur throughout life
  • CTE is can engage students and improve student outcomes focusing on rigor, relevance, relationships, and results
  • CTE contributes to California’s economic future 

For more information go the Perkins webpage at 

Perkins Fact Sheets Perkins Application Documents
Career Technical Education Programs and Courses Overview Perkins Site Funding Process - 2019-2020  
Courses Fact Sheet Perkins Site Allocations - 2019-2020 
CTE Arts Course Checklist CTE Course Industry Advisory Chart - 2019-2020 
CTE Course Checklist Perkins Funding Request Form - 2019-2020 
CTE Programs Fact Sheet Perkins Site Committee Duties & Responsibilities - 2019-2020 
Defining CTE Fact Sheet CTE Coherent Course Sequence Chart - 2019-2020 
Non-Allowable Expenditures  
Perkins IV General Overview  

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Federal Perkins legislation identifies five core indicators to measure the effectiveness of Career Technical Education (CTE) at the secondary level:

Provided below, for your review, are LBUSD CTE Program Core Indicators for the 2012-13 through 2014-15 School Years for Secondary and Adult programs:

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