Memos to Vermont Schools

  • Extended NECAP Test Window for Schools Affected by Hurricane Irene
    September 9, 2011
    Recognizing that a number of Vermont Schools are starting the new academic year under the worst of circumstances, we are working out arrangements with our assessment contractor, Measured Progress, to extend the NECAP testing window to November 1, 2011 for those schools that have experienced significant delays in opening schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Administrators from schools interested in using the extended testing window must contact our Director of Educational Assessment, Michael Hock, (802-479-1288/ by no later than September 16, 2011 so that Measured Progress and the agency has sufficient time to prepare for the extension.. The assessment window for all other schools will continue to be October 3, 2011 to October 25, 2011, with pick up on October 26, as originally scheduled.

  • School Bus Idling Law, Administrative Rule, and Potential Penalties
    August 26, 2011
    To put it simply, buses are to be turned off while loading and unloading students at the school. If a bus is parked on school grounds during a sporting event or for any other reason, it is to be turned off. Idling is unnecessary, adds costs, is unhealthy, and pollutes.

  • Update on US Department of Education Waiver Request
    August 12, 2011

  • School Configurations and Accountability
    June 9, 2011
    This memo is in response to the several requests received in recent months from Superintendents interested in making changes to their school configurations for the purpose of school accountability (AYP).

  • Guidance on the Mandates of Act One: Improving Vermont's Sexual Abuse Response System
    May 12, 2011
    This joint letter from Commissioner Vilaseca and Commissioner Yacavone clarifies questions about "Section 9 -  AN ACT RELATING TO IMPROVING VERMONT'S SEXUAL ABUSE RESPONSE SYSTEM."

  • Guidance for Alternative Acquisition of Physical Education Credit
    March 9, 2011
    This reminder about School Quality Standards and guidance for alternative credit acquisition in physical education has been prepared because the 2010 Vermont School Health Profiles Report indicates that an increasing number of schools are exempting students from physical education. While the Vermont Agency of Education does support alternative pathways to learning, it is important that such pathways are of high quality and are equally accessible to all students.


Jill Remick, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, at or (802) 479-1177

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