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CTE Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

Career and Technical Education in Kentucky is responsible for meeting the performance measures outlined in the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in order to receive federal funding.

Perkins Performance Measures Kentucky has identified four major performance measures:  (1) academic and technical skill achievement; (2) attainment of secondary school diploma; (3) placement in, retention in, and completion of postsecondary education, military service, or employment; and (4) participation in nontraditional CTE programs that lead to nontraditional training and employment.

Uses of Perkins Funds Perkins legislation outlines that the use of funds must fall into two categories:  Required and Permissive.  The nine required uses of funds and the permissive uses with samples of expenditures may be found here.  Documentation is needed at the local level (Central Office) which justifies the nine required uses of the funds.  The district must meet the required uses of funds, not each school.  Some examples of how to document the eight required uses may also be found here.  Please find additional resources on the right.

Additional informational can be found at Kentucky Department of Education- Perkins Accountability.