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STATE OF VERMONT
House of Representatives
  • Rep. David Sharpe, Chair
  • Rep. Albert Pearce, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Scott Beck
  • Rep. Peter Conlon, Clerk
  • Rep. Lawrence Cupoli
  • Rep. Dylan Giambatista
  • Rep. Adam Greshin
  • Rep. Ben W. Joseph
  • Rep. Emily Long
  • Rep. Alice Miller

House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/22/2017 4:45 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

11:30 PM          Caucuses and Lunch

 

After lunch          FLOOR

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM          Community High School of Vermont

Andrew Gonyea, Student, Community High School of Vermont

Earle Rogers, Student, Community High School of Vermont

Laird Stanard, Student, Community High School of Vermont

Morgan Irons, Advocate, Community High School of Vermont

 

10:00 AM          17-1178 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

Jo-Anne Unruh, Ph.D., Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

11:00 AM          17-1178 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM          Community High School of Vermont

     Proposed language

 

Rep. Lawrence Cupoli

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

1:00 PM          Community High School of Vermont

     Committee discussion

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

After the floor          17-1178 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

Sarah Squirrell, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures

Robyn Freedner-Maguire, Campaign Director, Let's Grow Kids

Jim Squires, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Early Education Research - Phone

Lori Pinsonneault, Sunrise Family Resource Center - Phone

Kate Abbott, Director of Early Childhood Programs, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union - Phone

Martha Allen, President, Vermont National Education Association

 

1:00 PM          Act 46 Update

Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education

 

2:00 PM          Act 46

William  Anton, Superintendent, Windham Central Supervisory Union - Phone

Rich Werner , Member, Act 46 Study Committee, Windham Central Supervisory Union - Phone

Joseph Winrich, Member, Act 46 Study Committee, Windham Central Supervisory Union - Phone

David Younce, Superintendent, Mill River Unified Union School District

Chris Masson, Superintendent, Northeast Kingdom Choice School District

Michael Clark, Superintendent, Kingdom East School District

Jim Peyton, Member, Act 46 Study Committee, Kingdom East School District - Phone

Celeste Girrell, Member, Act 46 Study Committee, Kingdom East School District

Cynthia Stuart, Member, Act 46 Study Committee, Kingdom East School District

 

3:00 PM          H. 513 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes to education law

     Amendment from the Agency of Education

 

William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

 

3:15 PM          17-1178 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

 

4:00 PM          Joint Assembly

     Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

11:00 PM          TBD

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 20 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Marjorie Zunder at 802-828-2258 or mzunder@leg.state.vt.us