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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.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:30 PM

House Floor


Thursday, January 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 PM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee Report

Following Joint Assembly

Caucuses

15 Min After Assembly

Committee Discussion

Organization and Planning

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Remarks


Friday, January 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 Min After Floor

Committee Discussion

11:30 AM

Annual School District Meetings in Response to COVID-19

Report on Education Portion of H. 48 An act relating to authorizing alternative procedures for 2021 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
12:00 PM

Tax Workshop

Principles of a High-Quality Tax System
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

15 Min

Committee Meeting

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 Min After Floor

Joint Hearing with House General, Housing and Military Affairs

Introduction and walk-through 21-0030
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  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Vermont Superintendents Association Update on the Status of Schools

Vermont Superintendents Association

  • Peter Burrows, Superintendent, Addison Central School District
  • Jeanne Collins, Superintendent, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Emilie Knisley, Superintendent, Orange East Supervisory Union
  • Julie Regimbal, Superintendent, Missisquoi Valley School District
  • David Younce, Superintendent, Mill River Unified Union School District
10:00 AM

Update on the Status of Schools

Vermont Principals' Association

  • Erica McLaughlin, Principal, Randolph Elementary School
  • Bob Thibault, Principal, Leland and Gray Union Middle and High Schools
  • Chris Young, Principal, North Country Union High School
1:15 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training


Thursday, January 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
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

  • Bridget Burkardt, School Board Chair, South Burlington School District
  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Danielle Corti, School Board Chair, Oxbow Unified Union School District
  • Alison Notte, Chair, Board of Commissioners, Rutland City Public Schools
  • John Stroup, School Board Chair, Addison Northwest School District
1:15 PM

House Floor

2:45 PM

Update on the Status of Schools

Vermont-National Education Association

  • Chris Guros, Special Education Teacher, Montpelier School District
  • Stephanie Miller, Elementary School Teacher, Colchester School District
  • Larry O'Connor, Special Educator, Middlebury Union High School
  • Donald Tinney, President, Vermont National Education Association
-

Adjourn


Friday, January 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
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
  • Suzanne Francke, School Counselor, Montpelier School District
  • Ry Hoffman, Head of School Counseling Department, Spaulding High School
  • Lisa LaPlante, Student Services Director, U-32 Middle & High School
  • Patricia Tomashot, Counselor, Lamoille South Supervisory Union
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Adjourn


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

After the Floor

Implicit Bias Prevention Training

1:00 PM

Caucuses

2:00 PM

Introduction to Education Finance

Joint Fiscal Office

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.54 - An act relating to adjusting the existing weighting factors, and adding new weighting factors, used to calculate equalized pupils

Introduction

  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor
9:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to eliminating eligible school construction costs from a school district’s excess spending

Introduction

  • Rep. Peter Conlon, Sponsor, House Committee on Education
10:00 AM

H.78 - An act relating to eliminating from the excess spending calculation a school employer’s annual increases in costs associated with health care premium contributions

Introduction

  • Rep. Peter Conlon, Sponsor, House Committee on Education
11:30 AM

Introduction to Education Finance

Continued

  • Chloe Wexler, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

Presidential Inauguration

1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, January 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

DMG Report

  • Nathan Levenson, Retired President, District Management Group
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

Act 173

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

Act 173
Policy Brief Special Education

  • Tammy Kolbe, Ph.D., Ed.D., Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

1:45 PM

COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
2:30 PM

COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

  • Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Champlain Valley School District
-

Adjourn


Friday, January 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Update on Education's COVID-19 Response

  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
10:30 AM

H.79 - An act relating to requiring postsecondary credits in African American history as a condition of teacher licensing

Introduction

  • Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor
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Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Nathan Lavery, Director of Finance, Burlington School District
11:15 AM

CRF, HVAC, and other Funding

Coronavirus Relief Fund

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID 19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager, Agency of Education
  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

HVAC Funding

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems

  • Jody Lesko, Director of Programs and Implementation, Efficiency Vermont
  • Daniel Reilly, Public Affairs Director, Efficiency Vermont
2:00 PM

H.86 - Miscellaneous changes to education law; secondary education; VSAC; portability

  • Rep. Peter Anthony, Sponsor
  • Rep. James Masland, Sponsor

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

1:00 PM

Governor's FY2022 Budget Address

Joint Assembly

15 Min After

Governor's FY2022 Budget Address Discussion

Joint Hearing with Senate Education
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  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

Introduction and Walk Through

  • Rep. Sarah "Sarita" Austin, Sponsor, House Committee on Education
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:50 AM

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

Introduction and Walk Through

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor, House Committee on Education
11:00 AM

H.54 - An act relating to adjusting the existing weighting factors, and adding new weighting factors, used to calculate equalized pupils

Walk Through

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Introduction to Education Finance

Education Fund Update
Current Calculations of Equalized Pupils

  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

Select Committee on Higher Education Report

  • Joyce Judy, Chair, Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont
  • Brian Prescott, Vice President, The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
-

Adjourn


Thursday, January 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

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

Review of last biennium's H.209 - an act relating to school construction

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:40 AM

Census Based Funding Advisory Group Report

  • Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Chair, Census-Based Funding Advisory Group
1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, January 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 Min After Floor

Governor's Proposed Childcare Plan

Joint Hearing with House Human Services
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  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Update on the Status of Education

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

1:00 PM

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

  • Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent, Kingdom East Supervisory Union
  • Marc Brown, Facilities Manager, Kingdom East School District
  • Floyd Davison, Business Manager, Mount Abraham Unified School District
  • David Epstein, Managing Principal, TruexCullins
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Bruce MacIntire, Director of Facilities, Addison Central School District
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • David Young, Superintendent, South Burlington Supervisory District
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

COVID-19 Response and Recovery

  • Benjamin Akande, President, Champlain College
  • Laurie Patton, President, Middlebury College
  • Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges
10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

11:00 AM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Tom Faris, VTmtss Coordinator , Agency of Education
  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Patrick Halladay, Division Director for Education Quality, Agency of Education
  • Meg Porcella, Assistant Director, Student Support Services Division, Agency of Education
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Committee Discussion

TBA

-

Adjourn


Thursday, February 4, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Report on Act. 1 Ethnic and Social Equity Standards Advisory Working Group

  • Amanda Garces, Chair, Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group
10:00 AM

Update on the Status of Schools

Update on the budget

  • Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont
11:00 AM

H.54 - An act relating to adjusting the existing weighting factors, and adding new weighting factors, used to calculate equalized pupils

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
-

H.184 - An act relating to changing the education property tax rate calculations

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor, House Committee on Ways and Means
1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

H.54 - An act relating to adjusting the existing weighting factors, and adding new weighting factors, used to calculate equalized pupils

  • Tammy Kolbe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont
  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association

Friday, February 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:30 AM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Michaela Martin, Co-Director of School Transformation, Central VT Supervisory Union, and President Elect, VT Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Andrea Wasson, Co-Director of School Transformation, Central VT Supervisory Union
12:10 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Janna Osman, Vice President for Advanced Learning, Stern Center
  • Blanche Podhajski, President, Stern Center for Language and Learning
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H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Robert Schulze, Associate Professor, Special Education, Education Department Chair, Northern Vermont University
  • Anne Slonaker, Associate Professor, Education Department Chair, Castleton University
3:00 PM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Libby Bonesteel, Superintendent of Schools, Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools
  • Chelsea Myers, Associate Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

10 Min After

H.35 - An act relating to eliminating eligible school construction costs from a school district’s excess spending

Walk Through

  • Patrick Reen, Superintendent, Mount Abraham Unified High School
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.78 - An act relating to eliminating from the excess spending calculation a school employer’s annual increases in costs associated with health care premium contributions

Walk Through

  • Patrick Reen, Superintendent, Mount Abraham Unified High School
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Marjorie Lipson, Professor Emerita, University of Vermont
2:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion

  • David Epstein, Managing Principal, TruexCullins
2:30 PM

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

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

Committee Amendment

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
10:10 AM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

Committee Discussion and Mark Up

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Budget Requests

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Kathy Flanagan, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
-

Adjourn


Thursday, February 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:50 AM

Committee Meeting

11:00 AM

Budget Requests

  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

H.35 - An act relating to eliminating eligible school construction costs from a school district’s excess spending

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
-

H.78 - An act relating to eliminating from the excess spending calculation a school employer’s annual increases in costs associated with health care premium contributions

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Friday, February 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Update on the Status of Education

  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
10:10 AM

H.245 - An act relating to increasing the membership of and providing funding to the Vermont Ethnic and Social Equity Standards Advisory Working Group

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor, Burlington
10:30 AM

Select Committee on Higher Education Report

  • Joyce Judy, Chair, Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont
  • Brian Prescott, Vice President, The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
-

Budget Requests

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

  • Brian Prescott, Vice President, The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

10 Min After Floor

Budget Requests

  • Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Scott Giles, President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
-

PreKindergarten-16 Council Update

H. 122 - An act relating to boards and commissions (In House Committee on Government Operations)

  • Scott Giles, President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
4:00 PM

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

Walk Through of Draft 2.1

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Budget Requests

Advance Vermont

  • Tom Cheney, Executive Director, Advance Vermont
10:00 AM

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

Bill Presentation
Agency of Education Response

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

5 Minute Break

10:50 AM

Recent Court Action Related to Parochial Schools

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

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

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
2:45 PM

Budget Requests

Results Based Accountability

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID 19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager, Agency of Education
  • Chris Case, Student Support Services Division Director, Agency of Education
  • Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education
3:25 PM

5 Minute Break

3:30 PM

Budget Requests

Virtual Learning and High School Completion

  • Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education
4:00 PM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

Agency of Education (AOE)

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
-

Adjourn


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Budget Letter

9:30 AM

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

Mark Up

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

Election of a Sergeant at Arms, an Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

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

21-0782, H.101, and H.106

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
-

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

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

Budget Requests

Hunger Free Vermont

  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont

Friday, February 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Update on the Status of Education

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

Committee Discussion

Budget Memo

11:00 PM

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

Mark Up and Possible Vote Continued

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

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

  • Andrew LaBarge, Teacher, Molly Stark School
1:35 PM

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

  • Elizabeth Parris, School Nurse, Winooski School District
  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

11:30 AM

Lunch

12:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to eliminating eligible school construction costs from a school district’s excess spending

Agency of Education

  • Cassandra Ryan, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management, Agency of Education
12:45 PM

H.35 - An act relating to eliminating eligible school construction costs from a school district’s excess spending

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
-

H.35 - An act relating to eliminating eligible school construction costs from a school district’s excess spending

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

1:30 PM

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

Learning Policy Institute

  • Michael DiNapoli, Deputy Director of Federal Policy, Learning Policy Institute
  • Anna Maier, Research Analyst and Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute
2:10 PM

10 Minute Break

2:20 PM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Katie Ballard, Parent and Special Education Parent Advocate, VT Coalition For Disability Rights
  • Sandra Chittenden, Parent and Special Education Parent Advocate, Essex
  • Jamie Crenshaw, Parent and Special Education Parent Advocate, Milton

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.245 - An act relating to increasing the membership of and providing funding to the Vermont Ethnic and Social Equity Standards Advisory Working Group

Appropriations and Bill Response, Agency of Education

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Amanda Garces, Director of Policy, Education and Outreach, Vermont Human Rights Commission
10:10 AM

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

Walk Through

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.106 - An act relating to equitable access to a high-quality education through community schools

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
11:35 AM

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

State Board of Education

  • John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

H.91 - An act relating to the suspension and review of the statewide finance and financial data management system

Bill Introduction and Walk Through

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor, House Committee on Judiciary
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Chelsea Myers, Associate Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association
-

H.32 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and lunch for all public school students

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Caleb Elder, Sponsor, House Committee on Education
11:00 AM

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

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

10 Min After Floor

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

Bill Response and Dyslexia

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

Friday, February 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:00 AM

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

  • John Castle, Superintendent, North Country Supervisory Union
  • Carlen Finn, Senior Policy Associate, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Ben Freeman, Network Coordinator, Vermont Learning for the Future
  • Kathleen Kesson, Professor Emerita, LIU-Brooklyn
11:45 AM

Update on the Status of Education

  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.91 - An act relating to the suspension and review of the statewide finance and financial data management system

Agency of Education

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Kevin Viani, Director of IT Assigned to the Agency of Education, Agency of Digital Services
1:30 PM

H.91 - An act relating to the suspension and review of the statewide finance and financial data management system

eFinance

  • Ron H.R. Smith, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, RHR Smith & Company
2:00 PM

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

  • Doug Racine, Former Secretary, Agency of Human Services
-

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote


Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

1:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

10 Min After Joint Assembly

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

Walk Through and Possible Vote

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

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

Walk Through and Possible Vote

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Career and Technical Education Funding

  • Scott Farr, Superintendent, Director, River Valley Technical Center School District
  • Jason Gingold, Direcctor, Burlington School District
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Dana Peterson, Superintendent and Director, Hannaford Career Center
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, March 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Update on Education Funding, Education Fund Outlook, Federal Funds, and Status of School Budgets

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Ways and Means

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
10:50 AM

20 Minute Break

11:10 AM

H.91 - An act relating to the suspension and review of the statewide finance and financial data management system

  • Michelle Baker, Business Manager, Vermont Association of School Business Officials
  • Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent, Kingdom East Supervisory District
  • Heather Bushey, Director of Finance, Essex Westford School District
  • Brenda Fleming, Director of Business and Finance , Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Nicole Mace, Finance Manager, Winooski School District
  • Daniel G. Smith, IT Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
12:15 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Career and Technical Education Funding

  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
-

Adjourn


Friday, March 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Update on the Status of Education

Agency of Education

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

Update on Education Fund Outlook

  • Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Scott Giles, President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

10 Min After Caucuses

H.101 - An act relating to the implementation of 2018 Acts and Resolves No. 173 by providing grant funding to build systems-driven, sustainable literacy support for all students with measurable outcomes

Amendment

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Amendment Sponsor, House Committee on Appropriations
-

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

Amendment

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Amendment Sponsor, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Amendment Sponsor, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, March 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, March 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Meeting

Possible Amendment

  • Rep. Lucy Rogers, Amendment Sponsor, House Committee on Health Care
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Minutes After Floor

H.91 - An act relating to the suspension and review of the statewide finance and financial data management system

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Sean Cousino, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Committee Discussion

Federal Funds Questions to the AOE

-

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.227 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Sponsor, House Committee On Government Operations
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
  • Rep. Taylor Small, Sponsor
  • Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
12:00 PM

House Caucus

Review of Budget and Capital bills

1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, March 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Federal Funding

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID-19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager
10:30 AM

Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

5 Min After Joint Assembly

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Introduction and Walk Through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Education
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, March 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Min After House Floor

Committee Discussion & Organization

-

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

10 Min After Caucuses

H.227 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Rep. Scott Beck, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

Introduction and Walk Through

  • Dillon Burns, Mental Health Services Director, Vermont Care Partners
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Sponsor
1:30 PM

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

Introduction and Walk Through
As related to H.315

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Breanna Parker, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, House Committee on Appropriations
2:40 PM

20 Minute Break

3:00 PM

COVID-19 Education-Related Federal Funds

H.315

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion, As related to H.315

  • Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.
  • Chelsea Myers, Associate Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, House Committee on Appropriations
10:45 AM

COVID-19 Related Education Issues

  • Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

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

Committee Discussion, As related to H.315

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
  • Jo-Anne Unruh, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
-

Adjourn


Thursday, April 1, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Libraries

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jason Broughton, State Librarian; Commissioner of Libraries, Vermont Department of Libraries
  • Thomas McMurdo, Assistant State Librarian, Vermont Department of Libraries
  • Janette Shaffer, Assistant State Librarian, Vermont Department of Libraries
10:00 AM

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

As Related to H.315
Committee Discussion

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, House Committee on Appropriations
-

5 Minute Break

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association, Vermont Superintendents Association, Vermont School Boards Association, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association, Vermont Superintendents Association, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jo-Anne Unruh, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Jo-Anne Unruh, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
10:50 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Wellness Program

  • Laura O'Reilly, MSW Candidate, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Vermont Chapter
  • Lynn Stanley, Interim Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Vermont Chapter
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

10 Min After Joint Assembly

Standardized Testing

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Wendy Geller, Data and Research Director, Agency of Education
  • Amanda Gorham, State Assessment Director, Agency of Education

Friday, April 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Committee Discussion and Planning

-

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

As related to H.315 and H.101, Mark Up

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

15 Minute Break

11:15 AM

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

As related to H.101 and H.315, Committee Discussion

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
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
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
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

  • 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
  • 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
9:35 AM

S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

  • Kym Asam, Regional Director of Schools and Clinical Programming, Northeastern Family Institute, VT
  • Jeff Boudreau, School Climate Coordinator, Peoples Academy Middle Level
  • Amanda Garces, Chair, Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • Bernice Garnett, Burack Green & Gold Associate Professor of Education, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont
  • Dr. Chuck Myers, Executive Director, Northeastern Family Institute, VT
  • Lance Smith, Associate Professor, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont
  • Amy Wheeler-Sutton, Training and Development Coordinator, Vermont BEST Project
-

5 Minute Break

  • Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education
  • Wendy Geller, Data and Research Director, Agency of Education
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • David Kelley, Research and Statistics Section Chief, Agency of Education
  • Linda Lambert, Director of IT and Performance Audits, State Auditor's Office
10:50 AM

Sharon Academy

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Mary Newman, Head of School, The Sharon Academy
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
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 Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

  • Jay Diaz, Attorney, Vermont American Civil Liberties Union

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Libraries

  • Frances Binder, Librarian, Colchester High School
  • Mary Danko, Director, Fletcher Free Library
  • Tom Frank, Board Member, State Board of Libraries, Audio/Braille/Large Print/Electronic Resources Library
  • Margaret Woodruff, Library Director, Charlotte Public Library
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

  • Tara Cariano, President, Vermont School Counselor Association, School Counselor, Harwood Union High School
  • Suzanne Francke, Treasurer and Former-President, Vermont School Counselor Association, School Counselor, Union Elementary School
  • Becca McCray, School Nurse, Edmunds Middle School, President Elect, Vermont State School Nurses Association
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Patti Tomashot, School Counseling Director, School Counselor, Stowe High School
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
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.13 - An act relating to 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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chelsea Myers, Associate Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association, Vermont School Boards Association, Vermont Principals' Association
9:15 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Cultural Liaisons

  • Jessie Baker, City Manager, Winooski, Vermont
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

1:00 PM

S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

Mark Up

  • Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Wendy Geller, Data and Research Director, Agency of Education
  • David Kelley, Research and Statistics Section Chief, Agency of Education
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association, Vermont Superintendents Association, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jo-Anne Unruh, Former Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
2:25 AM

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

Mark Up and Possible Vote Continued

3:00 PM

S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
3:35 PM

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

Mark Up and Possible Vote Continued

  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
3:50 PM

10 Minute Break

4:00 AM

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

Mark Up and Possible Vote Continued

-

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Mark Up

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education
  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, VT Superintendents Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
10:40 AM

20 Minute Break

11:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Current Weighting Calculations

  • Brad James, Finance Manager, 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 Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

  • Townes DeGroot, U32 High School Student, Restorative Practices Facilitator, UP for Learning
  • Lindsey Halman, Executive Director, UP for Learning
  • Evelyn Monje, Winooski High School Student, Youth Program Specialist, UP for Learning
-

S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

Committee Discussion


Thursday, April 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, VT Superintendents Association
  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Tammy Kolbe, Associate Professor, Leadership and Development Sciences, University of Vermont
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jo-Anne Unruh, Former Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
12:30 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

Committee Discussion and Mark Up

9:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Mark Up

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

House Floor

1:10 PM

S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

Committee Discussion

-

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Committee Discussion

1:30 PM

Update on the Status of Education

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

10 Min After Caucuses

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

Amendment

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:25 PM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Mark Up and Possible Vote

2:15 AM

15 Minute Break

2:30 PM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Mark Up and Vote Continued

2:45 PM

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

Amendment

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Chelsea Myers, Associate Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association, Vermont National Education Association, Vermont Principals' Association
3:48 PM

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

Amendment

  • Chelsea Myers, Associate Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
3:55 PM

10 Minute Break

4:05 PM

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

Amendment

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Joint Hearing with Ways and Means

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, VT Superintendents Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
10:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Joint Hearing with Ways and Means

  • Douglas Korb, School Board Member, Marlboro District School Board
  • Dr. Alex Yin, Member, Winooski District School Board
10:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Joint Hearing with Ways and Means

  • Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent, Kingdom East Supervisory District
  • Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators, Chair, Census-Based Funding Advisory Group
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Committee Discussion

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
-

Adjourn


Thursday, April 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Joint Hearing with Ways and Means

  • John Alberghini, Superintendent, Mt. Mansfield Modified Union School District
  • Edye Graning, Board Chair, Mt. Mansfield Modified Union School District
  • Erin Maguire, Director, Equity & Inclusion, Essex Westford School District, Co-Director of Special Education
10:15 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Education Quality Standards and Accountability

  • Patrick Halladay, Division Director for Education Quality, Agency of Education
-

5 Minute Break

11:15 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Federal Fund Calculations

  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Needs Assessment and COVID-19 Recovery

Agency of Education

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Update on the Status of Education

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

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

  • Tammy Kolbe, Associate Professor, Leadership and Development Sciences, University of Vermont

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

10 Min After Caucuses

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Committee Discussion

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Committee Discussion

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Federal Funding Rules

  • Austin Reid, Education Committee Director, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
9:30 AM

Federal Funding Rules

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Committee Discussion

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:15 AM

Special Education Rule 1300 and Rule 2360

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
10:35 AM

Special Education Rule 1300 and Rule 2360

  • John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education
  • Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators, Chair, Census-Based Funding Advisory Group
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
11:00 AM

15 Minute Break

11:15 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

20 Min After House Floor

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Committee Discussion

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:40 AM

10 Minute Break

2:50 PM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Adjourn


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:10 AM

50 Minute Break

11:00 AM

Select Committee on Higher Education Report

  • Joyce Judy, Chair, Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont
  • Brian Prescott, Vice President, The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 30, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:00 AM

Update on the Status of Education

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

eFinance Update and Possible Amendment

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Sean Cousino, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
9:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Amendment Introduction

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor, Member from Hartford
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

10 Min After Caucuses

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Committee Discussion on Possible Amendment

-

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Amendments

  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Amendment Sponsor, House Committee on Appropriations
-

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Possible Vote on Amendment

11:45 AM

Rights and Democracy Vermont (RADVT)

  • Nancy Baker, Member, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Anne Lawson, Member, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Tom Proctor, Statewide Campaigns Organizer, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Susan Romans, Member, Rights and Democracy Vermont
12:30 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Agency of Education Annual Snapshot

  • Patrick Halladay, Division Director for Education Quality, Agency of Education
10:15 AM

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

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, May 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

Walk Through

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
8:45 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

Bill Introduction

  • Sen. Brian Campion, Senate Committee on Education
9:30 AM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Update on the Status of Education

  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
1:00 PM

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

Bill Introduction

  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Senate Committee on Transportation
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

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
  • David Epstein, Managing Principal, TruexCullins
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association, Vermont Principals' Association, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jody Lesko, Director of Programs and Implementation, Efficiency Vermont
  • Bruce MacIntire, Director of Facilities, Addison Central School District
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Daniel Reilly, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
8:55 AM

10 Minute Break

9:05 AM

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

Bill Response and Federal Funding

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

2:30 PM

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

  • Daniel Edson, State Energy Program Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Walk Through and Comparison

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association, Vermont Superintendents' Association, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network
9:55 AM

10 Minute Break

10:05 AM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Walk Through

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

Career and Technical Education Funding

  • Scott Farr, Superintendent, Director, River Valley Technical Center School District
  • Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education
11:15 AM

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

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

Budget Discussion

Education Related 500-600s

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:20 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

Bill Response, and Budget Discussion from 5/12 Continued

  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
10:20 AM

3 Minute Break

10:23 AM

Special Education Update

  • Jacqueline Kelleher, State Director of Special Education, Agency of Education
10:55 AM

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

Radon and PCB Testimony

  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health
11:20 AM

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

Federal Funding

  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
11:40 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote on Further Proposal of Amendment

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 Min After Floor

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Response to Campion Amendment

  • John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education
2:30 PM

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

Radon Testimony Continued

  • Todd Hobson, Clay Point Associates Inc.
-

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote on Further Proposal of Amendment

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

20 Min After Floor

Committee Meeting

Bill Updates

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Testing for PCBs in Schools

As related to H.439

  • Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Patricia Coppolino, Environmental Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
9:15 AM

Career and Technical Education Funding

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

2:30 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

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

Committee discussion and vote on Senate proposal of amendment

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association
10:00 AM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Reading Proficiency Research Presentation

  • Hannah Dauray, Student, University of Vermont
  • Rowan Hawthorne, Student, University of Vermont
  • Aidan Neilly, Student, University of Vermont
2:30 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Education Fund Update

OPEB

  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
-

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

House Floor

2:30 PM

House Floor

4:45 PM

House Floor


Friday, May 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Committee Discussion

End of session discussion

9:00 AM

Caucus of the Whole

10:00 AM

House Floor

2:30 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Update from Agency of Education

ARPA/ESSER - state plan and use of funds (release of funds for HVAC to Efficiency Vermont)

COVID - response, guidance and strategic plan (data on school days lost due to COVID-related concerns including close contact and quarantine)

Update on e-finance

Act 72 (facilities bill) - inventory and assessment

Community schools grants

Administrative priorities for 2022

Career and Technical Education Update

State Board of Education - status on discussion regarding roles and responsibilities

Future education policy

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID-19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager
  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
  • Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Update from State Board of Education

Progress on negotiations with the Agency of Education regarding roles and responsibilities

Update from the Board on current activity

  • Jennifer Samuelson, Vice Chair, Vermont State Board of Education
11:15 AM

Update on Pre-K and Childcare

Status in Vermont

Potential impacts from Congressional bills

  • Anna Brouillette, Policy and Program Director, Building Bright Futures
  • Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
12:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Voices from the Field

How are the students? The staff? The communities?

What is working and what is not?

Requests for the 2022 legislative session (or non-action)?

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, VT Superintendents Association
  • Mill Moore, Executive Director, Vermont Independent Schools Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Voices from the Field

How are the students? The staff? The communities?

What is working and what is not?

Requests for the 2022 legislative session (or non-action)?

Act 173 Advisory Group update

  • Darren McIntyre, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators, Chair, Census-Based Funding Advisory Group
3:45 PM

Update from the Vermont Association of School Business Officials

Response to e-finance

Report on receipt and use of ARPA and ESSER funds

Requests for legislative action in the 2022 session (or non-action)?

  • Michelle Baker, Director of Finance & Operations, Vermont Association of School Business Officials
4:15 PM

Update from Career and Technical Centers

Comments regarding the 2021-22 school year

Funding challenges and access to federal funds

  • Brian Emerson, Director, River Bend Career & Technical Center
  • Scott Farr, Director, River Valley Technical Center School District
5:00 PM

Adjourn