Public Comment

Public Comment Opportunity: RULE 5100: RULES GOVERNING THE LICENSING OF EDUCATORS AND THE PREPARATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

2018 VSBPE Rule Revisions

The VSBPE is undertaking revisions to the rules that govern the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators, Series 5100: Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals. The proposed rule revisions support the VSBPE’s mission. Specifically, the VSBPE is: Adapting to current practices in the field by revising educator competencies and the authorizing statements of several endorsements: 5440-00 Elementary Education Holder Statement, 5440-36 Early Childhood Education – Additional Requirements, 5440-86 Director of Special Education, 5440-91 Principal, 5440-90 Superintendent, 5440-93 Director of Curriculum, 5440-02 Art, 5440-03 Business Education, 5440-09 Family and Consumer Sciences,5440-12 Music, 5440-14 Computer Science, 5440-15 Social Studies, 5440-25 Online Teaching Specialist, 5440-37 Theater Arts and 5440-42 Educational Technology Specialist.2.      Revising current Core Leadership Standards to align with National Leadership Standards and Competencies. Aligning Education Quality Standards and Vermont Education Initiatives with expectations for Vermont Educator Preparation Programs. Revising current rules regarding Emergency Licenses and the Instructional Level of the Elementary Education endorsement to support schools in recruitment and retention in the field. Revising current rules related to temporary licenses (Provisional and Emergency).

To review the changes, please visit the Licensing Rules page.

Public Comment

Submit your written public comments via our survey; by email to Amy Scalabrini; or by regular mail to the address below.  The deadline for Public Comment is close of business on May 30, 2018.

Amy Scalabrini
Educator Quality Division
Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Public Meetings 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:30 PM
Agency of Education Barre City Place, Barre, VT
Conference Room 304

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Public Hearing on Modifications to Vermont's United Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act State Plan

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Governor of each State must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development system. States must have approved plans in place to receive funding for core WIOA programs. States are required to modify their plans to reflect changes in labor market information, economic conditions, program changes, and state priorities every two years. The State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) is charged with assisting in plan development and modification, and for leading the public comment process.

SWDB will hold a public hearing conference call on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to gather comments on proposed changes to the State Plan. Please use the following call in information: (877) 273-4202, room ID 435566250.

The modified plan is available at the State Workforce Development Board website. Written comments may be submitted up to Thursday, April 26, 2018 to Sophia Yager at the Vermont Department of Labor, 5 Green Mountain Drive, PO Box 488, Montpelier, VT 05601-0488 or by e-mail to sophia.yager@vermont.gov.

 

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Rule 5100: Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals

The VSBPE is undertaking revisions to the rules that govern the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators. Specifically, the VSBPE is revising educator competencies and authorizing statement of the following endorsements: 5440-06 Modern and Classical Languages, 5440-65 School Nurse, 5440-65A Associate School Nurse, 5440-30 Driver and Traffic Safety Education. The VSBPE is also revising current rules for Apprenticeship Licenses to support recruitment and retention in the field; and providing clarification to current Rules regarding provisional licenses, professional learning and definition of terms. 

To review the changes, please visit the Licensing Rules page.

Public Comment

Submit your written public comments via our survey; by email to Kara Mayo; or by regular mail to the address below.  The deadline for Public Comment is close of business on May 26, 2017.

Kara Mayo
Educator Quality Division
Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Public Meetings

A public meeting will be held on: Friday, May 19, 2017; 4:00-5:00 pm at: 

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, 
Fourth Floor – Conference Room 424 
Barre, VT 05679

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Canceled - Rule 5100: Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals

UPDATE: Today's public comment session has been canceled due to weather. Tomorrow's public comment session is still scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 at 4 p.m. You may still provide feedback and comments online.  (01/24/17)

The VSBPE is undertaking revisions to the rules that govern the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators, Series 5100: Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals. Specifically, the VSBPE is revising educator competencies and authorizing statement of the following endorsements: 5440-05 English;5440-13 Science; 5440-19 Middle Grades English Language Arts, Middle Grades Science, Middle Grades Social Studies; 5440-61 Library Media Specialist.

To review the changes, please visit the Licensing Rules page.

Public Comment

Submit your written public comments via our survey, by email to Rebecca.Gile@vermont.gov or by regular mail to the address below.  The deadline for Public Comment is close of business on February 2, 2017.

Rebecca Gile
Educator Quality Division
Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Public Meetings

Two public meetings will be held on:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017; 4:00-5:00 pm Canceled

Wednesday, January 25, 2017; 4:00-5:00 pm at: 

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, 
Third Floor – Conference Room 304 
Barre, VT 05679

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Rule 3400: Proposals for Alternative Structures under Act 46

The proposed Rule 3400 series identifies the criteria and processes by which proposals for “Alternative Structures” will be evaluated.  The Proposed Rule 3400 for Alternative Structures Under Act 46 are linked and are available for public comment. 

Public Meeting

A public meeting will be held on December 12, 2016; Monday; 4:00-6:00 pm at: 

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, 
Third Floor – Conference Room 304 
Barre, VT 05679

If you would like to participate in the meeting by conference call, the following number will be available:

Dial In #: (877) 273-4202
Conference Room #: 6777624

Public Comment

Submit your written public comments by email to aoe.act46@vermont.gov or by regular mail to the address below.  The deadline for Public Comment is close of business on December 20, 2016.

Donna Russo-Savage
Principal Assistant to the Secretary, School Governance
Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Any questions, please call (802) 479-1744 or email Donna Russo-Savage

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Section 2240 Certification of Postsecondary Schools, Public Meeting

Section 2240, Certification of Postsecondary Schools, of the State Board of Education Rules and Practices, is in the process of being revised. The draft revision will be added soon, for public review. There will also be a meeting open to the public.

Public Comment Meeting Date:  October 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Location:

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street
Third Floor – Conference Room 304
Barre, VT 05679

Deadline for Public Comment: October 28, 2016, Close of Business

Submit Public Comments to:

Cassandra Ryan, Fiscal and Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
VT Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Questions: 802-479-8545 or cassandra.ryan@vermont.gov

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

SPDG Stakeholders Input Meeting

The Vermont Agency of Education is in the process of collecting needs assessment information from key stakeholders to inform the next round of State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) funding to begin proposal writing this fall. You have been invited to participate in one of 4 stakeholder input meetings to be held on August 31, 2016 at the Hilton Burlington Hotel in Burlington and September 28, 2016 at the Killington Mountain Lodge (formally known as the Inn of the Six Mountains) in Killington. Each day, there will be two input meeting times from which to choose: 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-3:30 p.m. Please take a moment to complete the RSVP survey, so we can plan on attendance and ensure that key stakeholders have an opportunity to provide input to the SPDG team.

At each meeting, we will share the AOE vision for the next grant cycle and then collect your thoughts, comments and questions as we move to the next step in developing the program design.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day)

Section 2240 Certification of Postsecondary Schools

Section 2240, Certification of Postsecondary Schools, of the State Board of Education Rules and Practices is in the process of being revised. The draft revisions are included below and are open for public comment. There will also be a meeting open to the public.

Public Comment Meeting: June 21, 2016 5:00 pm

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, 
Third Floor – Conference Room 304 
Barre, VT 05679

Deadline for Public Comment: June 27, 2016 (close of business)

Submit Public Comments:

Cassandra Ryan, Fiscal and Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679
802-479-8545

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 8:00am to Monday, July 25, 2016 - 5:00pm
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