Make A Public Records Request
Public records need to be systematically managed to preserve their legal, historic, and informational value and to help promote the efficient and economical operation of government. The head of each Vermont state agency and department must establish and implement an active and continuing records management program. To help meet these responsibilities, every agency or department head is required to designate a Records Officer. The agency's Records Officer serves as the initial point of contact for members of the public making public records, data and general information requests.
To make a public records request, please email our Records Officer.
Data Request Form should be used to make simple, non-research data requests.
Research Request Application should be used to make research data requests. The completed application is necessary to review the purpose, data involved, and level of AOE staff time and effort needed to complete the research request. It is also necessary in order for the AOE to determine whether or not the research request is in line with the AOE’s analytic priorities.
For media requests, please contact the Communications Team.
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 the topic of school records and records retention.