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  • 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. Ben W. Joseph
  • Rep. Emily Long
  • Rep. Christopher Mattos
  • Rep. Alice Miller

House Committee on Education




Room 32

January 30, 2018 - February 2, 2018

Last Updated 3/16/2018 3:47 PM


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

10:00 AM                   FLOOR


After the floor                   Caucuses


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Governor's FY2019 Budget Address

     Joint Assembly - House Chamber


After the Address                   Act 77

     Dual Enrollment


Yasmine Ziesler, Chief Academic Officer, Vermont State Colleges


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

9:00 AM                   Special Education

Brenda Fleming, President, Vermont Association of School Business Officials


10:00 AM                   Career and Technical Education

Lisa Ventriss, President, Vermont Business Roundtable

Mary Anne Sheahan, Executive Director, Vermont Talent Pipeline Management


11:00 AM                   Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Scott Giles, President and CEO, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation


1:00 PM                   FLOOR


After the floor                   18-0693 - An act relating to special education funding

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council


Thursday, January 25, 2018

9:30 AM                   Child Development: Early Learning Challenge Grant

Evaluation and Next Steps

Joint Hearing with House Human Services Committee

Room 11

Julie Cadwallader Staub, Director, Vermont's Early Learning Challenge Grant, Child Development Div., Dept. for Families and Children

Breena Holmes MD, Director of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Health

Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education

Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Squirrell, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures


11:00 AM                   18-0839 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council


11:30 AM                   Reports Repeal Bill

     Committee discussion


1:00 PM                   FLOOR


2:00 PM                   18-0693 - An act relating to special education funding

Tammy Kolbe, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Vermont

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council


Friday, January 26, 2018

9:30 AM                   FLOOR


11:00 AM                   H. 114 - An act relating to portability of Vermont Student Assistance Corporation grants and scholarships



Allison Aguilar, Senior Research Associate, American Federation of Teachers


12:15 PM                   Tax Workshop

     Education Finance in room 10


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