(FRANKFORT, KY) – Based on recent public input, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking final feedback on its revised draft of the Carl D. Perkins State Plan, also known as Perkins V or the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

Due to these changes, stakeholders are afforded the opportunity to share their thoughts and feedback through an additional public comment window Feb. 14-March 1. The most recent amendments relate to the operational definitions of size, scope and quality for both secondary and postsecondary programs and are reflected on pages 35 and 69 of the draft plan. 

All comments should be emailed to OCTESTinfo@education.ky.gov by 4 p.m. ET March 1. Kentucky’s state plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in April, following review by Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.