East Valley Institute of Technology District #401
The East Valley Institute of Technology is a unique, exciting school
district providing career and technical education for adults and high
school students across the east valley for more than 20 years.
Created in 1990, Joint Technological Education Districts (JTEDs) act as
"cooperatives" for public school districts to cost-effectively deliver
specialized vocational, career and technical course offerings for
students to attain sufficient skills to enter into occupations that do
not typically require a baccalaureate or advanced degree.
EVIT is Arizona's first JTED. It was formed in 1991 and serves
students from ten school districts including Apache Junction, Chandler,
Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Higley, J.O. Combs, Mesa, Queen Creek,
Scottsdale and Tempe. Students are provided the opportunity to satisfy
their electives in a career and technical field at the EVIT campus,
while completing their academic courses at their home high school.
Legislation in 2011 now allows adult students to attend classes at a
JTED at the same time as high school students in all classes except
Massage Therapy, if space permits. Adult students over the age of 22
must participate in a background check prior to attending classes with
high school students. Evening programs are also available for adults.
JTEDs receive funding through local, state, county and federal monies.
The funding formula is similar to that used by traditional school
districts. Funding is based on student enrollment and the costs are
shared between the state and local funds. A JTED may levy a rate of
five cents per $100 of secondary net assessed property valuation to
generate the local contribution. Any amount needed to fund the required
formula above the amount generated through the local tax is funded
through state funds.
JTEDs pass through a portion of the funding received for satellite
courses in their member districts. These amounts are established
through intergovernmental agreements between the JTED and the member
Tuition is collected for adult students and pupils who are residents of
a school district that are not participating members of the JTED.
One student at a time, EVIT is fulfilling its mission of providing
productive, technically trained workforce to meet the market-driven
needs of business and industry.
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