"Public information" means pieces of information that are not considered confidential and generally pertain to the official business by the Agency of Education. "Public records" are defined by 1 V.S.A. § 317(b) as "any written or recorded information, regardless of physical form or characteristics, which is produced or acquired in the course of public agency business."
The agency's public information officer is the point of contact for reporters and journalists. The public information officer will share available information about education news and general agency business or coordinate with the appropriate subject matter, as needed. Email press inquiries to Haley Jones or call (802) 479-1111.
Public Records Request
The agency's records officer serves as the initial point of contact for individuals making public records requests. The agency is obligated to follow the Vermont Public Records Act, 1 V.S.A. § 317, and to provide access to public records for inspection and copying unless the records are exempt by law from public access. To make a public records request, please email our Records Officer.
Vermont Public Records Act
To learn more about the Vermont Public Records Act, please visit the Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.
School Records and Records Retention
The agency regularly receives calls from school districts and supervisory unions seeking guidance on what types of student records to keep, and for how long. The following is information and a few quick tips on School Record Retention & Records Management.
Looking for data? Check out the list of our data and reports below.
- Annual Performance Report
- Annual Report and Budget Book
- Annual Statistical Report of Schools
- Average Daily Membership
- Child Data Count
- Common Data Project
- Cost, ADM, Child Count for Special Education
- District Data Profile
- Dropout and High School Completion
- Educator Disciplinary Actions
- ELA and Math Assessments
- Excess Spending Threshold
- Free and Reduced Lunch
- HHB Report
- Kindergarten Survey Report
- Legislative Reports
- Per Pupil Spending
- Postsecondary Prep Tests
- Postsecondary Enrollment
- School Comparison for Cost Effectiveness
- School Finance Documents
- Science Assessment
- Small School Grants
- State Report Card
- Teacher and Staff FTE Report
- Technology Survey
- Tuition Rates
To learn more about data or to make a data request, please check out our Data Governance page.