Resources to support multi-tiered system of supports:
- vtMTSS, resource website managed by Research Collaboration and created in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Education.
- Vermont State Personnel Development Grant, designed to support the Vermont Agency of Education’s efforts to scale up the use of multi-tiered systems of support.
- Strengthening and Streamlining Local Comprehensive Assessment Systems, an AOE document that provides guidelines and resources for developing a local comprehensive assessment system.
- Coaching as Professional Learning, information and resources that support implementing and sustaining effective coaching.
We have designated implementation of evidence-based practices, positive school climate, student proficiency, and personalization within a tiered system of academic and behavioral supports to assist all students in working toward attainment of the standards as the priority area for use of Act 230 grant funds. BEST funds are intended for training and professional learning to support students with emotional and behavioral needs.
Each Vermont supervisory union/district may apply for BEST Act 230 funds; up to $7,000.00 for the designated purposes plus an additional amount of up to $5,000.00 for the purpose of PBIS Implementation Coaching. This application must be completed on or before October 1, 2017.
Each Vermont supervisory union/district may also apply for a BEST Act 230 Innovation Grant of up to $20,000. This application must be completed on or before October 15, 2017. The Innovation Grant request will be reviewed by AOE staff and may be approved in full, in part, or not approved.
- AOE Memorandum FY18
- BEST/Act 230 Grant Instructions FY18
- BEST/Act 230 Innovation Grant Instructions FY18
- BEST/Act 230 Application User Guide (Grantium Instructions)
- BEST/Act 230 Grant Reporting Requirements
In response, to H95, Section 35, from the 2016 legislative session, the Agency of Education contracted with an independent vendor to organize and facilitate a one-day meeting for Restorative Practices practitioners and other interested individuals to report on current practices in Vermont and recommend ideas for the AOE and others to pursue.