Policy & Administration

This page contains information about the following:

Laws & Regulations

Carl Perkins Act of 2006

This legislation is designed to develop more fully the academic, vocational, and technical skills of secondary students and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in vocational and technical education programs, by

Vermont School Construction Planning Guide and Standards for Technical Education Centers

Clicking this link will open a PDF document in a new browser window. Adobe Reader is required. To download a FREE version of Adobe Reader, click on the yellow Get Acrobat Reader icon toward the bottom of page. This guide is designed to help school boards, administrators and governing boards through the process of planning and pursuing a technical education construction project. It is to be used in conjunction with applicable construction standards governing technical center construction and State Board of Education Rules for Capital Construction. It is not intended to be used in isolation or to supersede any other agency rules for school construction. Specific rules of state agencies that apply to school construction are beyond the scope of this document.


Program Approval

In order for the programs to be offered for students at Vermont's regional technical centers and comprehensive high schools, approval must be granted. A description of the process and and checklists are available.

Service Regions

Career and technical education is provided statewide through sixteen service regions. Each service region is served by a technical center(s) and/or comprehensive high school(s). School districts and independent high schools are assigned to a technical education service region.

The following lists have been prepared based on information contained in the Vermont State Board Manual of Rules and Practices, Rule series 2370.

Non-Regulatory Guidance

MEMO: Admissions and Enrollment Processes for Students with Disabilities

The purpose of this memo is to clarify the role of Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams for students who are seeking admission into CTE centers and programs and who are eligible for special education and related services ("special education") under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

MEMO: Changes to Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

This purpose of this memo to provide guidance on the effect of recent legislative changes to Vermont’s Open Meeting Law on Regional Advisory Boards and Program Advisory Committee meetings.


Jay Ramsey at jay.ramsey@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1343

Page Last Updated on April 22, 2015