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  • Sen. Brian Campion, Chair
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden
  • Sen. Joshua Terenzini

Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

via Zoom

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/15/2021 4:50 PM

 

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                   Committee introductions and discussion of priorities

 

2:00 PM                   Introductions and discussion of COVID-related education needs

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

Mark Levine, M.D., Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   Introductions and discussion of COVID-related education needs

Continued

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, VT Superintendents Association

David Younce, President, Vermont Superintendents Association

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor                   Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Donald Tinney, President, Vermont National Education Association

Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association

 

--                                  Break

 

--                                  Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

Joyce Judy, President, Community College of Vermont

 

--                                  Break

 

--                                  Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

Laura Walker, President, Bennington College

Mark Anarumo, President, Norwich University

Peter Eden, President, Landmark College

 

--                                  Break

 

--                                  Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

Sue Ceglowski, Executive  Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                   Education Financing

Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

--                                  Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   Update on Broadband Expansion and Access

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Purvis Clay, Telecommunications and Connectivity Director, Public Service Department

Robert Fish, Rural Broadband Technical Assistance Specialist, Department of Public Service

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 Jeannie Lowell at jlowell@leg.state.vt.us