Welcome to dese.mo.gov. We hope you enjoy the site, and we welcome your feedback.

Perkins Act

Perkins IV Five-Year State Plan Approved

The U.S. Department of Education announced July 1, 2008, approval of Missouri’s five-year state plan for implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Also known as “Perkins IV,” the law signed by President Bush in August, 2006 provides an increased focus on the academic achievement, strengthened connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improved state and local accountability.

The state plan is administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of College And Career Readiness.  Missouri receives about $22 million a year under the Perkins Act to support career and technical education programs across the state.