The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 16 : Education
Chapter 101 : SPECIAL EDUCATION
Subchapter 002 : AID FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 2969)
§ 2969. Payments
(a)(1) On or before August 15, December 15, and April 15 of each fiscal year, the State Treasurer shall withdraw from the Education Fund, based on a warrant issued by the Commissioner of Finance and Management, and shall forward to each supervisory union one-third of the census grant due to the supervisory union under section 2961 of this title for that fiscal year.
(2) On or before November 15, January 15, April 15, and August 1 of each school year, each supervisory union, to the extent it incurs extraordinary expenditures under section 2962 of this title, shall file a financial report with the Secretary in a form prescribed by the Secretary. The report shall describe total extraordinary expenditures actually incurred during the reporting period.
(3) On or before December 15, February 15, May 15, and September 15 of each school year, based on a warrant issued by the Commissioner of Finance and Management, the State Treasurer shall withdraw from the Education Fund and shall forward to each supervisory union the amount of extraordinary reimbursement incurred by the supervisory union under section 2962 of this title that is unreimbursed and determined by the Agency of Education to be payable to the supervisory union.
(c) For the purpose of meeting the needs of students with emotional or behavioral challenges, each fiscal year the Secretary shall use for training, program development, and building school and regional capacity up to one percent of the State funds appropriated under this subchapter.
(d) For the training of teachers, administrators, and other personnel in the identification and evaluation of and provision of educational services to children who require educational supports, each fiscal year the Secretary shall use up to 0.75 percent of the State funds appropriated under this subchapter. In order to set priorities for the use of these funds, the Secretary shall identify effective practices and areas of critical need. The Secretary may expend up to five percent of these funds for statewide training and shall distribute the remaining funds to school districts or supervisory unions.
(e) School districts and supervisory unions that apply for funds under this section must submit a plan for training that will result in lasting changes in their school systems and give assurances that at least 50 percent of the costs of training, including in-kind costs, will be assumed by the applicant. The Secretary shall establish written procedures and criteria for the award of such funds. In addition, the Secretary may identify schools most in need of training assistance and may pay for 100 percent of the assistance to the supervisory union or school district for these schools to fund the provision of training assistance for these schools. (Added 1989, No. 107, § 9; amended 1989, No. 230 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 7, 22; 1995, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § 19 eff. July 1, 1997; 1995, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § 24; 1997, No. 60, § 30e, eff. July 1, 1998; 1997, No. 71 (Adj. Sess.), § 116, eff. March 11, 1998; 2005, No. 71, § 267; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 211, eff. Feb. 14, 2014; 2015, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; 2017, No. 173 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. July 1, 2022.)