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Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division: The educational division of the ODCTE that administers family and consumer sciences programs in comprehensive high schools and technology centers.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Programs: Course offerings that are designed to pre­pare students with skills needed to function as individuals and family members in the workforce and communities. Career-specific FACS programs focus on five clusters: arts, audio/video technology and communications; health sciences; human services; education and training; and hospitality and tourism.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America: CareerTech student organization for students enrolled in family and consumer sciences education.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Protects the privacy of parents and students regarding access to records and the re­lease of records maintained by educational agen­cies receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Education. The act gives postsecondary students and parents of students under age 18 the right to inspect the students' school files and prohibits the release of any information or material in the files without written consent from the parents or students age 18 and over.

Federal Legislation Assistance: A division of the ODCTE that coordinates activities related to Carl Perkins, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and civil rights legisla­tion.

Feeder School: A comprehensive school or entity that sends secondary students to a technology cen­ter. Also referred to as sending school or partner school.

Feeder School Code: A number assigned to a com­prehensive school or entity that sends secondary students to a technology center.

Finance and Internal Audit: An entity of the ODCTE that maintains the budgeting, account­ing, auditing and reporting responsibilities, ensur­ing that resources are used efficiently, effectively and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Financial Aid: A general term that describes any source of student assistance outside the student or the student’s family. Funds awarded to a student to help meet postsecondary educational expenses. These funds are generally awarded on the basis of financial need and include scholarships, grants, loans and employment.

Financial Aid Services: Technical assistance pro­vided to schools by the ODCTE to assist them in establishing and strengthening their financial aid programs and related services for post­secondary students.

FIRST Robotics: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics competition to inspire K-12 student interest in science and technology.

Fiscal Year: The annual financial cycle for the ODCTE and the state of Oklahoma that begins July 1 and ends June 30. It is designated by the ending year. For example, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, would be FY-11.

Follow-up: The collection of data on students who were enrolled in a CareerTech offerings that is used to evaluate the effectiveness of a career major, school and/or system.

Form 2: A document submitted to the ODCTE for approval of additions, deletions or changes to ca­reer and technology education programs.

Full-Time Equivalent Program (Technology Center): A unit of measurement used to calculate formula funding. It is equal to the total clock hours of eligible instruction in a fiscal year divided by 1,050 hours.

Full-Time Equivalent Student (Comprehensive School): A measurement equal to one student enrolled full time for one academic year in a com­prehensive school program. The numerator used to compute full-time equivalent student is the total clock hours in which all applicable students are enrolled. The denominator is 175 hours, based on the estimate that comprehensive school programs are offered one hour per day for 175 days.

Full-Time Equivalent Student (Technology Center): A measurement equal to one student enrolled full time for one academic year in a tech­nology center program. The numerator used to compute full-time equivalent student is the total clock hours in which all applicable students are enrolled. The denominator is 525 hours, based on the estimate that it takes a full-time student 525 hours per year to complete a 1,050-hour pro­gram.

Full-Time Program (Comprehensive School): A program that consists of five CareerTech in­struction class periods and one planning period for a six-period day or six CareerTech instruction periods and one planning period for a seven-period day. Programs must meet these requirements to receive state funding. Exceptionsto this rule can be found in the Rules for Career and Technology Education


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