July 7-9, 2004

 

ITEM 124-101-R0704††††††††††††††††† Quarterly Perkins Report; Office Commissioner of Higher education

 

THAT:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Montana Board of Regents is the Eligible Agency for the administration of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Technical Education Act of 1998.† The management of these funds is conducted through the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in coordination with the Office of Public Instruction.†† On April 7-8, 2004, a targeted monitoring visit was completed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.† For both secondary and postsecondary programs, the following key areas were reviewed:† state program administration, local application, fiscal program responsibility, Tech Prep programs, and accountability.†

 

EXPLANATION:††††††††††††††††††††††† The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education received the monitoring teamís report on June 2, 2004.† For each area reviewed, information on current status and strengths were noted.† Where applicable, findings regarding specific areas where the state is not meeting the requirements of the Perkins legislation are identified.† For each finding, applicable sections of the legislation are cited, along with corrective actions the State must take to achieve compliance with the Act.† Our Perkins State Liaison, Andrew Johnson, has been contacted to negotiate a reasonable timeline for taking each corrective action noted.††

 

ATTACHMENT:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Summary of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult EducationóMontanaís Perkins System Monitoring Report