2013-2014 Fiscal Year
The enacted budget for 2013-2014 includes $62,000,000 for the Career and Technical Education appropriation. This amount is the same amount appropriated in 2012-2013. The appropriation allocates an estimated $49,639,000 for the Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy (SCTES).
The formula for the SCTES is described in section 2502.8 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code.
Reimbursement is provided for the following vocational programs: agriculture education, distributive education, health occupations education, home economics education (gainful), business education, technical education, trade and industrial education, or any other occupational-oriented program approved by the Secretary of Education.
The subsidy is calculated as follows:
Determine the based earned for reimbursement (BER) using the state median actual instruction expense per weighted average daily membership (AIE/WADM) and the equalized mills (EqM):