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  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Chair
  • Rep. Lawrence Cupoli, Vice Chair
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House Committee on Education




Room 9 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/26/2022 5:05 PM


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-education.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor


-                                   Lunch and Caucuses


1:00 PM                   H. 468 - An act relating to establishing a remote learning pilot program for CTE students


Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor

Rep. Charles Kimbell, Sponsor


-                                   H. 483 - An act relating to potential new models of funding and governance structures to improve the quality, duration, and access to career technical education in Vermont


Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor

Rep. Charles Kimbell, Sponsor


2:00 PM                   Career and Technical Education Workforce Development

Joint Committee Meeting with House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Heather Bouchey, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education

Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education

Michele Kupersmith, Former State Representative, Vermont Employee Ownership Center


3:30 PM                   CTE 101

Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education


-                                   Adjourn


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   eFinance

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Kevin Viani, Director of IT Assigned to the Agency of Education, Agency of Digital Services

Michelle Baker, Director of Finance & Operations, Vermont Association of School Business Officials

Megan DeVinny, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent & Human Resources, Grand Isle Supervisory Union

Brenda Fleming, Director of Business and Finance , Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union

Ron H.R. Smith, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, RHR Smith & Company


10:00 AM                   Act 173

Chris Case, Student Support Services Division Director, Agency of Education

Meg Porcella, Assistant Director, Student Support Services Division, Agency of Education

Jacqueline Kelleher, State Director of Special Education, Agency of Education


11:00 AM                   Break


11:15 AM                   H. 456 - An act relating to establishing strategic goals and reporting requirements for the Vermont State Colleges


Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor

Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor


12:15 PM                   Lunch


1:15 PM                   Act 28 - Advisory Council on Literacy


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


-                                   Act 72 School Facilities


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

Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID-19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager, Agency of Administration


2:30 PM                   H. 493 - An act relating to withdrawal from a unified union or union school district and to electoral functions of a union school district where a member district is also a union school district


Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Sponsor


3:00 PM                   House  Floor


-                                   Adjourn


Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:30 AM                   22-0275 - An act relating to education; T.16 chapter 11 rewrite

Governance Bill Policy Issues

Elizabeth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Donna Russo-Savage, Esq., Principal Assistant for School Governance, Agency of Education

Oliver Olsen, Chair, Vermont State Board of Education - Invited

Kim Gleason, Member, State Board of Education - Invited


10:30 AM                   H. 377 - An act relating to the creation of a public-private partnership with Advance Vermont to increase postsecondary attainment in Vermont

Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor

Tom Cheney, Executive Director, Advance Vermont


11:15 AM                   NEK Day

John Mills, Interim President, Northern Vermont University

Jennifer Carlo, Executive Director, NEK Collaborative


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House  Floor


-                                   Adjourn


Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor


12:00 PM                   Lunch


-                                   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

 Amanda Rosalbo at arosalbo@leg.state.vt.us