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H.897

An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

House Committee on Education
Senate Committee on Finance
4/19/2018 - Referred to Committee on Finance per Senate Rule 31
Sponsor(s)
Location
Senate Committee on Finance
Last Recorded Action
Senate 4/19/2018 - Referred to Committee on Finance per Senate Rule 31
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An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

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An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
After the floor

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
2:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Tammy Kolbe, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
2:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Nathan Levenson, President, District Management Group
3:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Mark-up of bill

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
10:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
Marilyn Mahusky, Staff Attorney, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
Next

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Miriam Stoll, Parent, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
Crista Yagjian, Parent, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
Kirsten Murphy, Parent, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
Karen Price, Director of Family Support, Vermont Family Network
Sarah Launderville, President, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights
Marilyn Mahusky, Staff Attorney, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
2:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Traci Sawyers, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
Shirley Carlson, Director of Special Education Programs, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
Donarae Dawson, Director of Student Support Services, Harwood Unified Union School District
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
11:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Michael Giangreco, Professor of Education, University of Vermont
2:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Draft 7.1

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
Traci Sawyers, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators

Friday, February 9, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
10:30 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education
Next

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
Next

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:15 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Committee discussion


3:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Patti Page, Member, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
10:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Erin Maguire, Executive Director of Student Support Services, Chittenden Central Supervisory Union
After the floor

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Martha Allen, President, Vermont National Education Association
James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:30 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Lyle Holiday, Superintendent, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
Marisa Duncan-Holley, Special Education Director, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
Shelley Wilson, Elementary Coordinator of Special Education, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
11:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Committee discussion



Friday, February 16, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
12:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:30 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Champlain Valley School District
1:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Patti Page, Member, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
Erin Maguire, Executive Director of Student Support Services, Chittenden Central Supervisory Union
2:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
3:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:15 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
11:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Noah Everitt, Special Educator, South Burlington School District
Marielle Blais, Special Services, Otter Valley Union High School
Charlene Webster, Special Educator, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
11:30 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Rep. Peter Conlon, Reporter, House Committee on Education
Rep. Kathryn Webb, Reporter, House Committee on Education

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Committee discussion


11:45 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Report from House Committee on Appropriations meeting

Rep. Peter Conlon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:30 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education
Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:30 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:30 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Committee Discussion



Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Rep. Peter Conlon, Reporter

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:15 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

General Fund/Education Fund

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
9:50 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:40 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. David Sharpe, Sponsor, House Committee on Education

Friday, March 16, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
Next

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Committee discussion



Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
10:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Amendment

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Amendments

Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor of amendment
Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor of amendment
12:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
15 min after Floor

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
15 min after Floor

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Timothy Vincent, Multi-line Program Manager, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust
Tammy Kolbe, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
Marilyn Mahusky, Staff Attorney, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

New draft

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:20 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
3:20 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Testimony, mark-up and possible vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
Martha Allen, President, Vermont National Education Association

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Testimony and possible vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 13, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
2:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Mark-up and possible vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
1:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Testimony, mark-up and possible vote

Blanche Podhajski, President, Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education
Marilyn Mahusky, Staff Attorney, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
3:30 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Mark-up

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Education
3:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Mark-up and vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Patricia Komline, Lobbyist, Vermont Independent Schools Association
Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, MMR Legal Services

An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Rep. Peter Conlon, Reporter, House Committee on Education
  • Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Reporter, House Committee on Education
House Committee on Education
  • Martha Allen, President, Vermont National Education Association
  • Marielle Blais, Special Services, Otter Valley Union High School
  • Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Shirley Carlson, Director of Special Education Programs, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rep. Peter Conlon
  • Donarae Dawson, Director of Student Support Services, Harwood Unified Union School District
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marisa Duncan-Holley, Special Education Director, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
  • Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education
  • Noah Everitt, Special Educator, South Burlington School District
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Michael Giangreco, Professor of Education, University of Vermont
  • Lyle Holiday, Superintendent, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
  • Tammy Kolbe, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
  • Sarah Launderville, President, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights
  • Nathan Levenson, President, District Management Group
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Erin Maguire, Executive Director of Student Support Services, Chittenden Central Supervisory Union
  • Marilyn Mahusky, Staff Attorney, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Kirsten Murphy, Parent, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Patti Page, Member, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Karen Price, Director of Family Support, Vermont Family Network
  • Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Champlain Valley School District
  • Traci Sawyers, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Miriam Stoll, Parent, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
  • Charlene Webster, Special Educator, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
  • Shelley Wilson, Elementary Coordinator of Special Education, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
  • Crista Yagjian, Parent, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Rep. Peter Conlon, Reporter
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. David Sharpe, Sponsor, House Committee on Education
Senate Committee on Education
  • Martha Allen, President, Vermont National Education Association
  • Susan Aranoff, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Tammy Kolbe, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
  • Patricia Komline, Lobbyist, Vermont Independent Schools Association
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Marilyn Mahusky, Staff Attorney, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, MMR Legal Services
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Blanche Podhajski, President, Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
  • Timothy Vincent, Multi-line Program Manager, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust

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