According to the FY2012-2013 state budget (House Bill 153), each school district is allocated an amount for career-technical education in each year equal to the amount allocated for that district for FY2011. The bill stipulates that such funds be spent only for approved career-technical education expenses. With this requirement in mind, the bill also allowed that if a district informs ODE that it is unable to spend its allocation on approved career-technical education expenses, ODE may reallocate the funds to other school districts. Such reallocations are made first to districts within the original district’s career-technical education planning district (CTPD) that have growth in career-technical enrollment. If there are no such districts, such reallocations would be given next to other school districts, with priority according to growth in career-technical enrollment.
A listing of each district’s career-technical education funding will be posted here. (Note that ODE is still in the process of adding some adjustments to these figures, which should be finished in the next two weeks.) Districts that are unable to expend any or all of their FY2012 funds allocated for career-technical education are asked to notify Daria Shams by April 16 to have their funds reallocated as described above. Identified funds will then be reallocated in May for FY2012 expenditures. Questions associated with this funding calculation should be directed to Shams; career-technical education programmatic questions should be directed to Raul Soto or Dwight Anstaett.