November 16-17, 2000
ITEM 109-107-R1100: Approval for the Director of Workforce Development for the Office of Commissioner of Higher Education to prepare a report consistent with the Perkins Task Force Final Report for submission to the 2001 Legislature in compliance with Senate Bill 393 of the 1999 Legislature
THAT: The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorize the resolution for the Director of workforce Development to prepare a report to the 2001 Legislature consistent with the Perkins Task Force Final Report outlining decisions regarding the development of the Perkins State Plan and recommendations to the Board of Regents.
EXPLANATION: Senate Bill 393 of the 1999 Legislature designated the Board of Regents as the eligible agency for administering the Carl D. Perkins Act of 1998 vocational education programs in Montana; requiring the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Higher Education to work cooperatively on the vocational and technical education State Plan; requiring the Board of Regents to meet with interested persons and entities regarding the implementation and evaluation of the State Plan; and providing an effective date of 1 July, 1999 and a termination date of 30 June, 2001. Senate Bill 393 also specified that a five member committee representative of secondary, postsecondary and community based organizations assist in the development of the State Plan and provide four periodic reports and closure recommendations to the Board of Regents for inclusion in the report to the 2001 Legislature
ATTACHMENT: Perkins Draft Report (to be submitted separately under cover letter from Director of Workforce Development)