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House Committee on Education (Room 31)

The House Committee on Education considers matters relating the educational needs of Vermonters, including the arts, libraries, and literary and scientific subjects; the amount of revenue required to satisfy the educational needs; and the manner of raising necessary revenue.

Meeting Record Print

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

  • 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
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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
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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
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S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on School Exclusionary Discipline Reform

  • Wendy Geller, 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
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Audit Report

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Linda Lambert, Director of IT and Performance Audits, State Auditor's Office
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Adjourn