(1)The Department of Education shall determine for each fiscal year the portion of the funds available for the Career Pathway Funding allocation and the annual pathway allocation maximum.
(2)Prior to the allocation in each fiscal year, the Department of Education shall:
(a)Determine which programs of study are pathways to a high wage and high demand job;
(b)Identify qualifying students enrolled in the prior school year at each district; and
(c)Report the data to the CTE Regional Coordinators for verification of accuracy.
(d)For each qualifying student enrolled in a district in the prior school year, the district will earn one point for purposes of the allocation formula in section (4) of this rule. If one qualifying student meets the qualifications of more than one section in 581-017-0287 (Definitions)(8), the district will earn more than one point, up to three points total.
(e)The Department shall determine the amount of the allocation to each school district based on the following formula:
(f)Funds received by a school district under this section must be separately accounted for and must be distributed to the career and technical education program of study that served the qualifying students for which the funds were received. If a program of study is no longer in existence, the school district may not receive Career Pathway Funds for the qualifying students served by the defunct program.
Rule 581-017-0294 — Funding,