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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

January 14, 2020 - January 17, 2020

Last Updated 1/17/2020 3:03 PM

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

1:30 PM                   20-0777 - An act relating to the powers and duties of the State Board of Education

Status update

John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education

 

--                                  20-0796 - An act relating to universal access to afterschool programs

Committee discussion

 

4:00 PM                   New England Board of Higher Education Reception

Cedar Creek Room

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

15 min after Floor                   Review Reports due to Senate Education Committee

Committee discussion

 

--                                  Agency of  Education Organization

Daniel French, Ed.D., Secretary, Agency of Education

 

--                                  Act 173

Daniel French, Ed.D., Secretary, Agency of Education

 

2:30 PM                   University of Vermont Annual Update

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

15 min after Floor                   20-0406 - An act relating to special education and the equalized pupil weighting formula

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tammy Kolbe, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Leadership and Development Sciences, University of Vermont

Daniel French, Ed.D., Secretary, Agency of Education

 

--                                  20-0801 - An act relating to the State Advisory Panel on Special Education

Review, mark-up and vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jacqueline Kelleher, State Director of Special Education, Agency of Education

Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education

 

--                                  20-0796 - An act relating to universal access to afterschool programs

Committee discussion

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stephanie Winters, Deputy Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

 

Friday, January 17, 2020

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

1:30 PM                   S. 271 - An act relating to the creation of a Community College of Vermont tuition-free scholarship program for Vermont residents

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges System - Invited

Joyce Judy, President, Community College of Vermont

Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont

 

--                                  20-0796 - An act relating to universal access to afterschool programs

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                   Act 46 Update

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

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 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 or comments, please contact

 Jeannie Lowell at 802-828-3805 or jlowell@leg.state.vt.us