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  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Chair
  • Rep. Lawrence Cupoli, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Peter Conlon, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Sarah "Sarita" Austin
  • Rep. Lynn Batchelor
  • Rep. Caleb Elder
  • Rep. Dylan Giambatista
  • Rep. Kathleen James, Clerk
  • Rep. Philip Jay Hooper
  • Rep. Christopher Mattos
  • Rep. Casey Toof

House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 2/15/2019 12:05 PM

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

10:00 AM                   House  Floor

Caucuses immediately following Floor

 

11:00 AM                   University of Vermont Annual Update

Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   Our Voices Exposed (OVX)

Emelie Ziegler, Student, St. Johnsbury Academy

Joseph Vineyard, Student, St. Johnsbury Academy

Alexis Collins, Student, St. Johnsbury Academy

Deborah Lee, School Counselor, St. Johnsbury Academy

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Proficiency Based Standards and Grading

Donald Tinney, President, Vermont National Education Association

 

1:30 PM                   Agency of Education

Per pupil count readiness

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

2:00 PM                   H. 185 - An act relating to transgender and gender nonconforming student access to gender-segregated school programs, activities, and facilities

Introduction

Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor

Jeane Robles, Citizen

Kate Jerman, Citizen

 

2:45 PM                   H. 138 - An act relating to radon testing in schools

Walk-through

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

11:00 AM                   H. 140 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Special Education

Tonya Rutkowski, State Systemic Improvement Plan and Monitoring Coordinator, Agency of Education

Clare O'Shaughnessy, Staff Attorney, Agency of Education

Rachel Seelig, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

3:00 PM                   Agency of Education

Agency Budget Presentation

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

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

9:00 AM                   Vermont Afterschool

Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.

Alia Ross, Student, Winooski High School

Bradley Kutchukian, Student, Vergennes High School

Olivia Brooks, Student, Vergennes High School

Grace Waryas, Bellows Fall Middle School, Bellows Fall Middle School

Orianna Baez, A.I.M. Afterschool Bellows Falls

 

9:30 AM                   Proficiency Based Standards and Grading

Penny Bishop, Ed.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Innovation and Technology, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont

 

10:00 AM                   H. 140 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Special Education

Rachel Seelig, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Clare O'Shaughnessy, Staff Attorney, Agency of Education

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:30 PM                   Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Scott Giles, President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

3:00 PM                   TBA

 

3:30                   H. 100 - An act relating to assessing the environmental health and safety of school buildings

 

-                                   H. 138 - An act relating to radon testing in schools

Introduction

Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor

 

4:00 PM                   Outright Vermont

Proposed changes to funding

Mike McRaith, Principal, Montpelier High School

Dana Kaplan, Executive  Director, Outright Vermont

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

11:00 AM                   H. 209 - An act relating to ending the suspension of State aid for school construction projects

Walk-through

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                   H. 140 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Special Education

Miriam Stoll, Ph.D., Chair, Vermont Development Disabilities Council

Clare O'Shaughnessy, Staff Attorney, Agency of Education

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 1 hard copy. 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

 Shannon Esrich at 802-828-2256 or sesrich@leg.state.vt.us