Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

Career and technical education. Relocates and amends provisions regarding career and technical education grants. Provides that the department of workforce development (department) (instead of the state board of education) shall receive, distribute, and account for all funds received for career and technical education under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. Provides that the department shall oversee the career and technical education grants (grants) instead of the department of education. Requires the department to prepare a budget request for state and federal funds for secondary and postsecondary career and technical education. Provides that the grants may be awarded to Career and technical education. Relocates and amends provisions regarding career and technical education grants. Provides that the department of workforce development (department) (instead of the state board of education) shall receive, distribute, and account for all funds received for career and technical education under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. Provides that the department shall oversee the career and technical education grants (grants) instead of the department of education. Requires the department to prepare a budget request for state and federal funds for secondary and postsecondary career and technical education. Provides that the grants may be awarded to career and technical education organizations (instead of only to school corporations). Establishes new categories of career and technical education programs and courses. Amends the amount of the grants that may be awarded. Provides that the total amount of career and technical education enrollment grants that may be made in a state fiscal year may not exceed the total amount appropriated for that purpose for the state fiscal year. Allows the department to award a grant to a school corporation for certain transportation costs. Requires the department of education to implement, for one year, a pilot program for instruction in and the use of the Indiana career explorer program and curriculum by all students in grade 8 attending schools in 15 school corporations. Requires, beginning July 1, 2018, each school within a school corporation and charter school to include in the school's curriculum for all students in grade 8 the instruction in and the use of the Indiana career explorer program and curriculum. Requires the state board of education to use data from the department in developing and implementing certain plans, recommendations, and other matters relating to career and technical education. ... View more