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(22) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Education.
(29) VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.—The term “vocational and technical education" means organized educational activities that,
(A) offer a sequence of courses that provides individuals with the academic and technical knowledge and skills the individuals need to prepare for further education and for careers (other than careers requiring a baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree) in current or emerging employment sectors; and
(B) include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, of an individual.
STATE COUNCIL ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
SEC. 114 (20 U.S.C. 2324)
(2) INDEPENDENT ADVISORY PANEL.—The Secretary shall appoint an independent advisory panel, consisting of vocational and technical education administrators, educators, researchers, and representatives of labor organizations, businesses, parents, guidance and counseling professionals, and other relevant groups, to advise the Secretary on the implementation of the assessment described in paragraph (3), including the issues to be addressed, the methodology of the studies involved, and the findings and recommendations resulting from the assessment. The panel shall submit to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, and the Secretary an independent analysis of the findings and recommendations resulting from the assessment described in paragraph (3). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the panel established under this subsection.
(3) EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT.
(B) CONTENTS.—The assessment required under paragraph (1) shall include descriptions and evaluations of
(i) the extent to which State, local, and tribal entities have developed, implemented, or improved State and local vocational and technical education programs and the effect of programs assisted under this Act on that development, implementation, or improvement, including the capacity of State, tribal, and local vocational and technical education systems to achieve the purpose of this Act;
(ii) the extent to which expenditures at the Federal, State, tribal, and local levels address program improvement in vocational and technical education, including the impact of Federal allocation requirements (such as within-State allocation formulas) on the delivery of services;
(iii) the preparation and qualifications of teachers of vocational and technical, and academic, curricula in vocational and technical education programs, as well as shortages of such teachers;
(iv) participation of students in vocational and technical education programs;
(v) academic and employment outcomes of vocational and technical education, including analyses of
(I) the number of vocational and technical education students and tech- prep students who meet State adjusted levels of performance;
(II) the extent and success of integration of academic, and vocational and technical, education for students participating in vocational and technical education programs; and
(III) the extent to which vocational and technical education programs prepare students for subsequent employment in high-wage,
high-skill careers or participation in postsecondary education; (vi) employer involvement in, and satisfaction with, vocational and technical education programs;
(vii) the use and impact of educational technology and distance learn. ing with respect to vocational and technical education and tech-prep programs; and
(viii) the effect of State adjusted levels of performance and State lev. els of performance on the delivery of vocational and technical education services.
PART B-STATE PROVISIONS
SEC. 121 (20 U.S.C. 2341] STATE ADMINISTRATION (a) ELIGIBILE AGEN. CY RESPONSIBILITIES
(1) IN GENERAL—The responsibilities of an eligible agency under this title shall include
(D) the adoption of such procedures as the eligible agency considers necessary
(i) implement State level coordination with the activities undertaken by the State boards under section 111 of Public Law 105-220, and
(ii) make available to the service delivery system under section 121 of Public Law 105-220 within the State a listing of all school dropout, postsecondary, and adult programs assisted under this title.
SEC. 122 (20 U.S.C. 2342) STATE PLAN
(c) PLAN CONTENTS—The State plan shall include information that,
(16) describes the methods proposed for the joint planning and coordination of programs carried out under this title with other Federal education programs;
(e) PLAN APPROVAL
(1) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary shall approve a State plan, or a revision to an approved State plan, unless the Secretary determines that
(A) the State plan, or revision, respectively, does not meet the requirements of this section; or
(B) the State's levels of performance on the core indicators of performance consistent with section 113 are not sufficiently rigorous to meet the purpose of this Act.
(2) DISAPPROVAL.—The Secretary shall not finally disapprove a State plan, except after giving the eligible agency notice and an opportunity for a hearing.
(3) CONSULTATION.— The eligible agency shall develop the portion of each State plan relating to the amount and uses of any funds proposed to be reserved for adult vocational and technical education, postsecondary vocational and technical education, tech-prep education, and secondary vocational and technical education after consultation with the State agency responsible for supervision of community colleges, technical institutes, or other 2-year postsecondary institutions primarily engaged in providing postsecondary vocational and technical education, and the State agency responsible for secondary education. If a State agency finds that a portion of the final State plan is objectionable, the State agency shall file such objections with the eligible agency. The eligible agency shall respond to any objections of the State agency in the State plan submitted to the Secretary.
(4) TIMEFRAME.-A State plan shall be deemed approved by the Secretary if the Secretary has not responded to the eligible agency regarding the State plan within 90 days of the date the Secretary receives the State plan.
SEC. 123 (20 U.S.C. 2343) IMPROVEMENT PLANS.
(a) STATE PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT PLAN.-If a State fails to meet the State adjusted levels of performance described in the report submitted under section 113(c), the eligible agency shall develop and implement a program improvement plan in consultation with appropriate agencies, individuals, and organizations for the first program year succeeding the program year in which the eligible agency failed to meet the State adjusted levels of performance, in order to avoid a sanction under subsection (d).
(b) LOCAL EVALUATION.—Each eligible agency shall evaluate annually, using the State adjusted levels of performance, the vocational and technical education activities of each eligible recipient receiving funds under this title. (c) LOCAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.
(1) IN GENERAL.-If, after reviewing the evaluation, the eligible agency determines that an eligible recipient is not making substantial progress in achieving the State adjusted levels of performance, the eligible agency shall
(A) conduct an assessment of the educational needs that the eligible recipient shall address to overcome local performance deficiencies;
(B) enter into an improvement plan based on the results of the assessment, which plan shall include instructional and other programmatic innovations of demonstrated effectiveness, and where necessary, strategies for appropriate staffing and staff development; and
(C) conduct regular evaluations of the progress being made toward reaching the State adjusted levels of performance. (2) CONSULTATION.—The eligible agency shall conduct the activities described in paragraph (1) in consultation with teachers, parents, other school staff, appropriate agencies, and other appropriate individuals and organizations.
PART B-STATE ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
SEC. 321 (20 U.S.C. 2411) JOINT FUNDING.
(a) GENERAL AUTHORITY—Funds made available to eligible agencies under this Act may be used to provide additional funds under an applicable program if
(1) such program otherwise meets the requirements of this Act and the requirements of the applicable program;
(2) such program serves the same individuals that are served under this Act;
(3) such program provides services in a coordinated manner with services provided under this Act; and
(4) such funds are used to supplement, and not supplant, funds provided from non-Federal sources.
(Internal References.-P.L. 82-414, 8245A(h), and P.L. 89-329, $481(a), (this volume) cite the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act.)
P.L. 88-352, Approved July 2, 1964 (78 Stat. 241)
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VI-Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs
SEC. 601 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
SEC. 602 [42 U.S.C. 2000d-1] Each Federal department and agency which is empowered to extend Federal financial assistance to any program or activity, by way of grant, loan, or contract other than a contract of insurance or guaranty, is authorized and directed to effectuate the provisions of section 601 with respect to such program or activity by issuing rules, regulations, or orders of general applicability which shall be consistent with achievement of the objectives of the statute authorizing the financial assistance in connection with which the action is taken. No such rule, regulation, or order shall become effective unless and until approved by the President. Compliance with any requirement adopted pursuant to this section may be effected (1) by the termination of or refusal to grant or to continue assistance under such program or activity to any recipient as to whom there has been an express finding on the record, after opportunity for hearing, of a failure to comply with such requirement, but such termination or refusal shall be limited to the particular political entity, or part thereof, or other recipient as to whom such a finding has been made and, shall be limited in its effect to the particular program, or part thereof, in which such noncompliance has been so found, or (2) by any other means authorized by law: Provided, however, That no such action shall be taken until the department or agency concerned has advised the appropriate person or persons of the failure to comply with the requirement and has determined that compliance cannot be secured by voluntary means. In the case of any action terminating, or refusing to grant or continue, assistance because of failure to comply with a requirement imposed pursuant to this section, the head of the Federal department or agency shall file with the committees of the House and Senate having legislative jurisdiction over the program or activity involved a full written report of the circumstances and the grounds for such action. No such action shall become effective until thirty days have elapsed after the filing of such report.
SEC. 603 (42 U.S.C. 2000d-2] Any department or agency action taken pursuant to section 602 shall be subject to such judicial review as may otherwise be provided by law for similar action taken by such department or agency on other grounds. In the case of action, not otherwise subject to judicial review, terminating or refusing to grant or to continue financial assistance upon a finding of failure to comply with any requirement imposed pursuant to section 602, any person aggrieved (including any State or political subdivision thereof and any agency of either) may obtain judicial review of such action in accordance with section 10 of the Administrative Procedure Act, and such action shall not be deemed committed to unreviewable agency discretion within the meaning of that section.
Sec. 604 (42 U.S.C. 2000d-3] Nothing contained in this title shall be construed to authorize action under this title by any department or agency with respect to any employment practice of any employer, employment agency, or labor organization ex
P.L. 88-525 cept where a primary objective of the Federal financial assistance is to provide employment.
SEC. 605 [42 U.S.C. 2000d-4) Nothing in this title shall add to or detract from any existing authority with respect to any program or activity under which Federal financial assistance is extended by way of a contract of insurance or guaranty.
SEC. 606 [42 U.S.C. 2000d-4) (a) For the purposes of this title, the term "program or activity and the term “program" mean all of the operations of
(1XA) a department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or of a local government; or
(B) the entity of such State or local government that distributes such assistance and each such department or agency (and each other State or local government entity) to which the assistance is extended, in the case of assistance to a State or local government;
(2XA) a college, university, or other postsecondary institution, or a public system of higher education; or
(B) a local educational agency (as defined in section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965), system of vocational education, or other school system;
(3XA) an entire corporation, partnership, or other private organization, or an entire sole proprietorship
(i) if assistance is extended to such corporation, partnership, private organization, or sole proprietorship as a whole; or
(ü) which is principally engaged in the business of providing education, health care, housing, social services, or parks and recreation; or (B) the entire plant or other comparable, geographically separate facility to which Federal financial assistance is extended, in the case of any other corporation, partnership, private organization, or sole proprietorship; or
(4) any other entity which is established by two or more of the entities de
scribed in paragraph (1), (2), or (3); any part of which is extended Federal financial assistance.
(Internal References.S.S. Act 8508(a) and (b) cites the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and SS Act titles I, IV, V, VII, IX, X, XI, XIV, XVI (State), XVIII, XIX, and XX catchlines and $1002(a) have footnotes referring to P.L. 88-352.)
P.L. 88-525, Approved August 31, 1964 (78 Stat. 703)
(n) "State agency" means (1) the agency of State government, including the local offices thereof, which has the responsibility for the administration of the federally aided public assistance programs within such State, and in those States where such assistance programs are operated on a decentralized basis, the term shall include the counterpart local agencies administering such programs, and (2) the tribal organization of an Indian tribe determined by the Secretary to be capable of effectively administering a food distribution program under section 4(b) of this Act or a food stamp program under section 11(d) of this Act.