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Combined Incident Reporting Software

Combined Incident Reporting Software (CIRS) assists in the gathering of information related to violations of school policies, state or federal statutes or regulations.

Please contact the department's Helpdesk at (802) 479-1044 with questions regarding data collections.

Prekindergarten Exclusionary Discipline Data Collection

To meet obligations related to Universal Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) suspension and expulsion data collection, prequalified private and public PreK programs must complete this incident report for each child who is suspended for two or more hours out of the 10 entitled PreK hours per week due to behavioral or disciplinary reasons. Within five school calendar days from the date of the incident, submit this report to the designated contact for the child’s school district of residence.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 1, 2018 (All day)

Governor’s Statewide School Safety Training Conference - FULL

Education Secretary Holcombe and Public Safety Commissioner Anderson are pleased to announce the Governor’s Statewide School Safety Training Conference to be held on November 30, 2017 at the Sheraton, Burlington, VT. The all-day conference is designed to inform participants of the best and promising practices in school emergency preparedness. Schools are strongly encouraged to attend this conference with their local emergency management officials and emergency first responders to build or enhance their school crisis planning capacity. This conference will provide educational tracks that will include but are not limited to: managing the media and crisis communication, how to conduct an effective school safety exercise, the impacts of trauma after a critical incident, tactical emergency medicine and much more. 

Questions: Abby Houle

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:30am to 3:30pm

Classroom Assessment Scoring System PreK Introductory Training (Burlington)

Audience: Pre-K Teachers and Administrators

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is an assessment tool and professional development system that measures the interactions in classrooms and helps teachers improve those interactions. It is recommended by the Vermont Agency of Education and is used as part of the Vermont Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS). This free one-day workshop will give you an overview of what CLASS measures and how it helps teachers improve interactions in ten different dimensions, including Behavior Management, Concept Development, and Language Modeling. Learn more on dates and locations and register for Classroom Assessment Scoring System PreK Introductory Training.

Contact: Ellen Cairns at (802) 479-1443 or

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

BEST Plus 2.0

Registration for the BEST Plus 2.0 assessment training for new administrators is now open.

This training will prepare participants to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 assessment of English language proficiency of adult English language learners.

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a lunch break. PLEASE BRING A BAG LUNCH.

Location: Vermont Agency of Education, Barre, Room 423 (4th Floor)

Note: Space is limited.

Who should attend?

  • Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) staff who have never been certified to administer the assessment before, but need to assess the speaking and listening skills of English language learners.
  • AEL staff who had been certified to administer the assessment previously, but did not maintain certification by attending a Refresher. Those who attended the Refresher in May of 2017 do not need to attend this training, but are welcome to come for practice and review.
  • Migrant education staff, refugee resettlement staff or others who have never been certified to administer the assessment or who would like a review. On a space available basis after AEL staff have registered.

AEL staff: please register by November 17, 2017 in DataWorks.

Questions, or other interested individuals: please contact Robin Castle, State Director of Adult Education and Literacy, 802-479-1279

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

College, Career and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards Proficiency Work Session

Location: Pavilion Building, Montpelier, VT

Elementary, middle and high school teachers will be working together to create sample K-12 performance indicators and Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements for the recently adopted College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Due to the overwhelming teacher response, this particular work session is full, but if you would like to be included in the process, please contact

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:30pm


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Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

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