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  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Chair
  • Rep. Lawrence Cupoli, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Peter Conlon, Ranking Member
  • Rep. John Arrison
  • Rep. Sarah "Sarita" Austin
  • Rep. Erin Brady
  • Rep. Jana Brown
  • Rep. Philip Jay Hooper
  • Rep. Kathleen James, Clerk
  • Rep. Casey Toof
  • Rep. Terri Lynn Williams

House Committee on Education




Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/22/2021 1:39 PM


Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor


After the Floor                     Implicit Bias Prevention Training


1:00 PM                   Caucuses


2:00 PM                   Introduction to Education Finance

Joint Fiscal Office

Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office


-                                   Adjourn


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:30 AM                   H.54 - An act relating to adjusting the existing weighting factors, and adding new weighting factors, used to calculate equalized pupils


Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor


9:45 AM                   H.35 - An act relating to eliminating eligible school construction costs from a school district’s excess spending


Rep. Peter Conlon, Sponsor, House Committee on Education


10:00 AM                   H.78 - An act relating to eliminating from the excess spending calculation a school employer’s annual increases in costs associated with health care premium contributions


Rep. Peter Conlon, Sponsor, House Committee on Education


11:30 AM                   Introduction to Education Finance


Chloe Wexler, Joint Fiscal Office


12:00 PM                   Lunch

Presidential Inauguration


1:15 PM                   House Floor


Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:30 AM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

DMG Report

Nathan Levenson, Retired President, District Management Group


10:30 AM                   Break


10:45 AM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

Act 173

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


11:30 AM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

Act 173

Policy Brief Special Education


Tammy Kolbe, Ph.D, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont


12:15 PM                   Lunch


1:15 PM                   House Floor


1:45 PM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

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


2:30 PM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Champlain Valley School District


-                                   Adjourn


Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor


10 Min After Floor                   Update on Education's COVID-19 Response

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


10:30 AM                   H.79 - An act relating to requiring postsecondary credits in African American history as a condition of teacher licensing


Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor


-                                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Nathan Lavery, Director of Finance, Burlington School District

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education - Invited


11:15 AM                   CRF, HVAC, and other Funding

Coronavirus Relief Fund

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID 19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager, Agency of Education

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   HVAC Funding

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems

Daniel Reilly, Public Affairs Director, Efficiency Vermont

Jody Lesko, Director of Programs and Implementation, Efficiency Vermont


2:00 PM                   H.86 -  Miscellaneous changes to education law; secondary education; VSAC; portability

Rep. Peter Anthony, Sponsor

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor


-                                   Adjourn




Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Jessi Tracy at jtracy@leg.state.vt.us