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State Increased CTE Funding Stream Creates Opportunity to Expand CTE Program

State Increased CTE Funding Stream Creates Opportunity to Expand CTE Program
Posted on 04/26/2019
State Increased CTE Funding Stream Creates Opportunity to Expand CTE ProgramAn increase in revenue in Career Technology Education (CTE) has been provided by the state.  Port Angeles School District’s apportionment for CTE was raised this year by 18%.

“This will provide the District with the opportunity to take an already outstanding program and make it even greater,” said Superintendent Marty Brewer. 

“The state requires us to spend more on the CTE program or we will lose the money,” continued Brewer.  “The money that the state provides for CTE can only be used for CTE programs.”

The District plans to enhance the program by reaching out to local industries, including maritime, timber and innovation.  By developing partnerships in work-related fields, there can be increased opportunity for internships and apprenticeships.  This will ultimately provide more job-based experiences for PASD students.

“In order to enhance this program, we need to create a full-time director position that will allow the director to make these connections in the community,” said Brewer.

Currently, Cindy Crumb is the District’s half-time CTE Program Director, dividing her time between the CTE program at Port Angeles High School, serving as principal at Lincoln High School, and overseeing all District alternative programs.  To meet these new demands, Crumb’s CTE Director position will be increased to full time beginning July 1, 2019.

As full time CTE Director, Crumb will oversee programs at Port Angeles High School, Lincoln High School and Stevens Middle School.  She will be looking for ways to expand innovative practices in Teaching and Learning within CTE courses, as well as expanding options for secondary students that will align with today’s and future job markets. 

A replacement will be hired to serve as the new Lincoln High School administrator and will be based at the Lincoln High School campus.  No additional Basic Education Allocation (BEA) dollars will be spent on administrative salary.

Photo By Patsene Dashiell/Port Angeles School District

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
pdashiell@portangelesschools.org
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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