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Below are a few links regarding SB328. The links include the bill as written and responses from the Department of Education that was requested by the legislature regarding the fiscal impact of the bill.
SB328 - http://goo.gl/h4a65
DOE Fiscal and Program Impact Analysis - http://goo.gl/i1R4S
CTE State Enrollment Background and State Funding History - http://goo.gl/AmVjA
For your information, Senate Bill 328 will be presented to the Committee on Education on Wednesday, April 10. The agenda may be viewed by accessing the web link below.
SB328 is a bill that has several impacts to CTE, but the biggest change would be the funding formula for CTE programs.
Here is a link to a report on legislative advocacy. While there is nothing directed at CTE in the report, I thought that I would share it. The report is located at http://goo.gl/Lsp4k.
Posted 3/10/13: National Policy Seminar Summary March 2013
The snowqester that was no quester.
You will be happy to hear that your legislators are still hard at work even if Washington is reportedly shut down. The team traveling to Washington DC for National Policy Seminar this year consisted of Stan Hall, Donna Levy, Terry Ertman, Kelli Compton and not pictured Warren Hioki. We were able to meet with all of the Nevada legislative representatives except Dean Heller due to scheduling.
Let me remind you that the overall cut to Perkins is 5.1% which activates a "Hold Harmless" clause in Perkins that will bring us back to1998 funding levels. Because of Nevada's growth, our share of the cut will amount to a 40% loss in funding. Although this clause was put into effect to keep states from falling below the1998 funding level, Nevada's population growth will be the states downfall. States like Idaho will have fewer students in CTE programs and receive more funding because their population did not grow like ours did.
Sequestration effects were at the top of our list due to the fact that these cuts are just enough to activate the “Hold Harmless” clause meaning a 40 % cut to Carl Perkins funding for the State of Nevada. Nevada legislature agrees a 40 % cut in any funding would be devastating to our programs. Especially in a state that relies heavily on a skilled labor force. Each of our legislative representatives assured us they would follow up on this clause and figure a way for it to be equal to all states. The other topic reinforced during the visit was if the President's recommendations for a portion of Perkins funding to go competitive is approved, that portion would also cause the “Hold Harmless” activation and a 40% cut to Nevada funding. The team’s recommendation to legislature was to eliminate the "Hold Harmless" clause in the reauthorization of Perkins, which is scheduled for later this year. We know how things move in DC and until the reauthorization is complete we need to keep a close watch on the effects of Holding Nevada Harmless and Helpless.
Kelli Compton - Nevada ACTE President.