FY14 BEST/Act 230 Grant Application Process
Armando Vilaseca, Secretary of Education, has designated Vermont’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (VT MTSS) for exclusive use of FY 14 BEST/Act 230 funds. Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBiS) is included within this designation. Please be advised that the award guidelines for these funds are revised this year. Please review the following:
Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (VTPBiS)
Vermont has developed a state-wide system of training and support for implementing VTPBiS in schools. This system has been in existence since 2007 and continues to develop in response to the growing needs of implementing schools. Use this link to view general information about VTPBiS, documents pertinent to the state-wide implementation efforts, and a list of participating schools and related training sessions.
Accommodations & Instructional Strategies That Can Help Students PDF
This document provides a listing of possible teaching accommodations that may benefit some students who may be having difficulty being successful in school. This list should only be used after considerable thought about the strengths and challenges of an individual student. Users are encouraged to develop their own accommodations beyond this list of suggestions.
English Language Learners in Vermont: Distinguishing Language Difference from Disability - A Resource Guide PDF
Prepared by a broad coalition of interested groups and individuals, this document is intended to supplement the department's 1994 publication, Serving Students Learning English as a Second Language: A Guide for Vermont Educators, that addressed the provision of basic educational services to English Language Learners (ELLs). This new resource guide intends to improve services for ELLs by offering a wide range of information, analysis and resources designed to address significant issues that arise when educators and families realize that a student may need, in addition to ELL services, special education services.