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  • Sen. Brian Campion, Chair
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden
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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

May 4, 2021 - May 7, 2021

Last Updated 5/7/2021 3:15 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   S. 16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on School Exclusionary Discipline Reform

Jay Diaz, Attorney, Vermont American Civil Liberties Union

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

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

Committee discussion

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson

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

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

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

Pearson Amendment

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson

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

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

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

Continued

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson

Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office

John Downes, Director, UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

Paul Gambill, Executive  Director, Community Engagement Lab

 

2:50 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   H. 106 - An act relating to equitable access to a high-quality education through community schools

Continued

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association, VPA, VSA, VSBA

 

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

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   H. 426 - An act relating to addressing the needs and conditions of public school facilities in the State

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

 

1:40 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   H. 106 - An act relating to equitable access to a high-quality education through community schools

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

Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association, VPA, VSA, VSBA

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:00 PM                   H. 426 - An act relating to addressing the needs and conditions of public school facilities in the State

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association, VPA, VSA, VSBA

 

3:10 PM                   Break

 

3:30 PM                   H. 183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Sarah Robinson, MSW, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

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

Patricia Turley, General Counsel, Vermont State Colleges, Office of the Chancellor

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   H. 106 - An act relating to equitable access to a high-quality education through community schools

Walk-through and mark-up

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:20 PM                   21-0752 - An act relating to ensuring that public tuition is not used to support religious instruction or worship or the propagation of religious views

Issues of Church and State

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:00 PM                   H. 183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:25 PM                   Break

 

3:40 PM                   Issues of Church and State

Continued

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Rep. Peter Conlon, Sponsor, House Committee on Education

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:15 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   H. 183 - An act relating to sexual violence

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Sarah Robinson, MSW, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

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

Vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

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