Funds allocated to the State Board of Education under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 for secondary technical education programs will be distributed by formula to LEAs:
a.Thirty (30) percent shall be allocated to LEAs in proportion to the number of individuals aged 5 through 17, inclusive, who reside in the school district served by the LEA for the preceding fiscal year compared to the total number of such individuals who reside in the school districts served by all LEAs in the state for such preceding fiscal year.
b.Seventy (70) percent shall be allocated to LEAs in proportion to the Thenumber of individuals aged 5 through 17, inclusive, who reside in the school district served by the LEA from families with incomes below the poverty level [as determined on the basis of the most recent satisfactory data used under section 1124(c)(1)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965] applicable to a family of the size involved for the fiscal year for which the determination is made compared to the number of such individuals who reside in the school districts served by all the LEAs in the state for such preceding fiscal year.
The Perkins Act requires that LEAs qualify for a minimum allocation of $15,000. LEAs that do not qualify for the minimum amount may request that the WVDE waive the federal requirement. Upon approval of the waiver request, the LEA may receive the allocation for which it qualifies under the statutory formula.
Funds made available under this Act for technical and adult education activities will supplement, and will not supplant, non-federal funds expended to carry out technical activities. [Section 311(a)] In other words, federal funds may not free up state or local dollars for other purposes but should create or augment services and programs to an extent not possible without federal funds.
LOCAL USES OF FUNDS – Required and Permissive