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NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 16 : Education

Chapter 009 : School Districts

Subchapter 004 : Other Provisions

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 569)
  • § 569. Purple Star Campus designation

    (a) As used in this section, “military-connected student” means a student who is a dependent of a current or former member of:

    (1) the U.S. military serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, or Coast Guard on active duty;

    (2) the Vermont National Guard;

    (3) a reserve force of the U.S. Armed Forces; or

    (4) a member of a military or reserve force described in subdivision (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection who was killed in the line of duty.

    (b) The Agency of Education shall designate a school district as a Purple Star Campus if the school district applies and qualifies for the designation under this section.

    (c) To qualify as a Purple Star Campus, a school district shall:

    (1) designate a staff member as a military liaison, whose duties include:

    (A) identifying military-connected students enrolled in the district’s schools;

    (B) serving as the point of contact between the school district and military-connected students and their families;

    (C) determining appropriate school services available to military- connected students; and

    (D) assisting in coordinating school programs relevant to military- connected students;

    (2) maintain within the school district an Internet website with an easily accessible web page that includes resources for military-connected students and their families, including information regarding:

    (A) relocation to, enrollment at, registration at, and transferring records to the school district;

    (B) academic planning, course sequences, and advanced classes available at the school district; and

    (C) counseling and other support services available for military- connected students enrolled in the school district;

    (3) maintain a transition program led by students, where appropriate, that assists military-connected students in transitioning into the school district;

    (4) offer professional development for staff members on issues related to military-connected students; and

    (5) offer at least one of the following initiatives:

    (A) a resolution showing support for military-connected students and their families;

    (B) recognition of the Month of the Military Child or Military Family Month with relevant events hosted by the school district; or

    (C) a partnership with a local military installation that provides opportunities for active duty military members to volunteer with the school district, speak at an assembly, or host a field trip.

    (d) To comply with the requirements under subdivision (c)(2), (4), or (5) of this section, a school district may partner with a third party to provide those services and initiatives. (Added 2021, No. 140 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. May 27, 2022.)