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  • Sen. Brian Campion, Chair
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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

Last Updated 4/9/2021 3:24 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   S. 100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and lunch for all public school students and to creating incentives for schools to purchase locally produced foods

Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education

 

1:40 PM                   COVID Relief Funding

Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

Lorraine Sterritt, President, St. Michael's College

 

2:10 AM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   Agency of Education H.315 Literacy and Education-Related Funding

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

Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education

 

2:55 AM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   S. 114 - An act relating to improving prekindergarten through grade 12 literacy within the State

Walk-through of House changes

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn for Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 426 - An act relating to addressing the needs and conditions of public school facilities in the State

Testimony and discussion of H.426 and the State Board of Education

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education

 

2:35 PM                   Break

 

2:50 PM                   Career and Technical Education Funding

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

--                                  S. 100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and lunch for all public school students and to creating incentives for schools to purchase locally produced foods

Committee discussion

 

3:25 PM                   Break

 

4:00 PM                   S. 114 - An act relating to improving prekindergarten through grade 12 literacy within the State

Chelsea Myers, Associate Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Kathryn Webb, Chair, House Committee on Education

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Governor's Appointments

Agency of Education

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

 

--                                  H. 106 - An act relating to equitable access to a high-quality education through community schools

Doug Racine, Former Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, VT Superintendents Association

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association

 

3:40 PM                   Break

 

3:50 PM                   Vermont Student Assistance Corporation - 802 Opportunities Proposal

Scott Giles, President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Governor's Appointments

State Board of Education

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-Chair, Social Equity Caucus

 

--                                  S. 100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and lunch for all public school students and to creating incentives for schools to purchase locally produced foods

Proposed amendment

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:25 PM                   S. 100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and lunch for all public school students and to creating incentives for schools to purchase locally produced foods

Committee discussion continued

 

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