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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

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

Last Updated 4/8/2021 12:14 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

10 Min After Floor                   S. 114 - An act relating to improving prekindergarten through grade 12 literacy within the State

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

8:30 AM                   S. 115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Act 1, H.245

Vermont Ethnic and Social Equity Standards Advisory Working Group

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Amanda Garces, Chair, Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Mark Hage, Vice Chair, Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration

Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education

 

9:35 AM                   S. 16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on School Exclusionary Discipline Reform

Amanda Garces, Chair, Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Dr. Chuck Myers, Executive  Director, Northeastern Family Institute, VT

Amy Wheeler-Sutton, Training and Development Coordinator, Vermont BEST Project

Jeff Boudreau, School Climate Coordinator, Peoples Academy Middle Level

Bernice Garnett, Burack Green & Gold Associate Professor of Education, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont

Lance Smith, Associate Professor, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont

Kym Asam, Regional Director of Schools and Clinical Programming, Northeastern Family Institute, VT

 

-                                   5 Minute Break

 

10:50 AM                   Sharon Academy

Mary Newman, Head of School, The Sharon Academy

Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

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

Wendy Geller, Ph.D., Data and Research Director, Agency of Education

David Kelley, Research and Statistics Section Chief, Agency of Education

Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

10 Min After Floor                   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

 

-                                   Audit Report

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Linda Lambert, Director of IT and Performance Audits, State Auditor's Office

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

9:30 AM                   S. 115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Libraries

Tom Frank, Board Member, State Board of Libraries, Audio/Braille/Large Print/Electronic Resources Library

Margaret Woodruff, Library Director, Charlotte Public Library

Mary Danko, Director, Fletcher Free Library

Frances Binder, Librarian, Colchester High School

 

10:15 AM                   S. 115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Cultural Liaisons

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

10:30 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

10:40 AM                   S. 115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Wellness: Field Testimony, Fiscal Note and Statement of Need

Suzanne Francke, Treasurer and Former-President, Vermont School Counselor Association, School Counselor, Union Elementary School

Tara Cariano, President, Vermont School Counselor Association, School Counselor, Harwood Union High School

Becca McCray, MSN, MA, RN, NCSN, School Nurse, Edmunds Middle School, President Elect, Vermont State School Nurses Association

Patti Tomashot, School Counseling Director, School Counselor, Stowe High School

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

10 Min After Floor                   eFinance

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Sean Cousino, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

8:45 AM                   S. 13 - An act relating to the implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Bill Introduction and Walk Through

Sen. Brian Campion, Senate Committee on Education

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 Min After Floor                   COVID-19 New Guidance

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

 

-                                   Update on the Status of Education

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

 

-                                   Adjourn