Career & Technical Education Support
Greenbush Perkins Consortium
The Greenbush Perkins Consortium supports a broad range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiatives to develop and enhance pathways across 78 member districts. This includes professional development and consultation to enrich instructional programs as well as providing industry-grade technology to enhance student competencies through hands-on experiences related to careers in their chosen pathways.
Kansas school districts providing approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and pathways are eligible for federal funding administered by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) through the newly reauthorized Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act signed in July 2018. Also known as Perkins V, the Act targets the improvement of approved CTE programs/pathways.
Districts whose state Perkins allocations are less than $15,000 annually are required to participate in the grant program through a consortium. The Greenbush Perkins Consortium consolidates participating district’s federal Perkins funds and re-distributes the funds to the member districts based on the federal law, KSDE’s guidance, and an Annual Plan developed by the Consortium’s Advisory Committee and Executive Committee.
Perkins Substitute Reimbursement Request 2020-2021
Up to 10 days of substitute reimbursement is available for CTE-related professional development for each Greenbush Perkins Consortium district. To request reimbursement, download the Excel spreadsheet below and follow the instructions on the form. Requests must be submitted by March 1, 2021. Payment will be processed and mailed to districts on the last working day of April.
Two days of substitute reimbursement for participants who attended the annual CTE Conference in Manhattan are included in stipend payments and should not be included on the substitute reimbursement request form. Attendance at pre-conference events may be included.
Equipment, supplies, and software reimbursement requests must be submitted by November 2, 2020 to email@example.com. Please direct any questions regarding the reimbursement of equipment, supplies, and software to Jennifer Bingham.
Kansas Statewide CTE Mentoring Network
Greenbush – The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center in partnership with the Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education at Pittsburg State University was awarded a federal grant under the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Pathway Initiative to implement a Kansas Statewide CTE Mentoring Network. Objectives of the project include:
- Partner with the Kansas Center for Career & Technical Education to enhance and expand their mentoring program aligned with state and national standards for best practices in mentoring.
- Develop an online Community of Practice to institutionalize mentoring best practices, including developing Explorations modules for deeper learning.
- Improve partnerships with the CTE teacher education programs (PSU, KSU, FHSU). Each IHE partner will work collaboratively within their region to support both mentors and mentees.
- Increase the number of trained CTE mentors within Kansas
- Develop a sustainable mentoring program to support the recruitment and retention of new CTE teachers in Kansas.
To learn more about participating in the mentoring program check out KCCTE Statewide Mentoring Network.