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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
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  • Rep. Kathleen James, Clerk
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House Committee on Education




Via Zoom

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/15/2021 1:40 PM


Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor



15 Min                             Committee Meeting

After Caucuses


1:00 PM                   House  Floor


15 Min After Floor                   Joint Hearing with House General, Housing and Military Affairs

Introduction and walk-through 21-0030

Please click here for the livestream

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


-                                   Adjourn


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

8:30 AM                   Update on the Status of Schools

Vermont Superintendents Association

David Younce, Superintendent, Mill River Unified Union School District

Jeanne Collins, Superintendent, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union

Emilie Knisley, Superintendent, Orange East Supervisory Union

Peter Burrows, Superintendent, Addison Central School District

Julie Regimbal, Superintendent, Missisquoi Valley School District


10:00 AM                   Update on the Status of Schools

Vermont Principals' Association

Chris Young, Principal, North Country Union High School

Erica McLaughlin, Principal, Randolph Elementary School

Bob Thibault, Principal, Leland and Gray Union Middle and High Schools


1:15 PM                   House Floor


After the Floor                     Sexual Harassment Prevention Training


Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:30 AM                   Update on the Status of Schools

Agency of Education and Vermont Principals' Association

Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association


11:00 AM                   Update on the Status of Schools

School Board Chair Reports

Sue Ceglowski, Executive  Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Alison Notte, Chair, Board of Commissioners, Rutland City Public Schools

John Stroup, School Board Chair, Addison Northwest School District

Danielle Corti, School Board Chair, Oxbow Unified Union School District

Bridget Burkardt, School Board Chair, South Burlington School District


1:15 PM                   House Floor


2:45 PM                   Update on the Status of Schools

Vermont-National Education Association

Donald Tinney, President, Vermont National Education Association

Stephanie Miller, Elementary School Teacher, Colchester School District

Chris Guros, Special Education Teacher, Montpelier School District

Larry O'Connor, Special Educator, Middlebury Union High School


-                                   Adjourn


Friday, January 15, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor


5 Min After Floor                   Update on Education’s COVID-19 Response

Agency of Education

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


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Update on the Status of Schools

Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators

Mary Lundeen, President and Chair, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators


1:45 PM                   Update on the Status of Schools

Vermont School Counselor Association


Phyllis Currao, Advocacy Chair, Vermont School Counselor Association

Patricia Tomashot, Counselor, Lamoille South Supervisory Union

Lisa LaPlante, Student Services Director, U-32 Middle & High School

Ry Hoffman, Head of School Counseling Department, Spaulding High School

Suzanne Francke, School Counselor, Montpelier School District


-                                   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