On July 31, 2018, the President signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), reauthorizing the existing Perkins IV law. Perkins V will take affect on July 01, 2019, with the first year being a transition year. See our Perkins Reauthorization web page for additional information and resources.
July 01, 2019, marks the beginning of the implementation of Perkins V. For the first year of the law, states are allowed to implement a transition year. As such, all states opting for this must submit a Transition Plan. The purpose of the Transition Plan is to provide for an orderly transition to the full implementation and compliance with the amended Act. Illinois’ Transition Plan, and accompanying Appendices, streamline present and future initiatives while also integrating new elements of Perkins V. Throughout the transition year, Illinois will continue to focus on ensuring continuous program improvement at the secondary and postsecondary levels, simultaneously moving into implementation of the full state plan (SFY2021-2024).