Governor Peter Shumlin’s office is seeking applications for student membership on the Vermont State Board of Education (SBE). This opportunity is open to Vermont secondary students who will graduate in 2016 or later. Applications should be sent by May 2, 2014 to Susan Spaulding, 109 State Street, Montpelier 05609‑1101.
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State Board of Education


Pursuant to 16 V .S.A, the Vermont State Board of Education is responsible for the establishment, advancement, and evaluation of public education policy. The powers and duties of the board include making regulations governing: attendance and records of attendance of all pupils; standards for student performance, adult basic education programs, approval of independent schools, disbursement of funds, and equal access for all Vermont students to a quality education.

The governing regulations are described in the Manual of Rules and Practices

Mission & Vision of The State Board of Education


The State Board and Agency of Education provide leadership,support and oversight to ensure that the Vermont public education system enables each student to be successful.


Every learner completes his or her public education with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college, continuing education, careers, and citizenship. The public education system provides flexible learning environments rich with 21st century tools that promote self-development, academic achievement, and active engagement in learning. It operates within a framework of high expectations for every learner with support from educators, families and the community.

Strategic Plan for 2010-2014

Pursuant to Section 180 of Title 16 which requires the State Board of Education to "adopt through a public process a statewide strategic education plan to describe how the agency will help schools boards to improve student performance" and that it be reviewed and updated every five years, the Board voted to approve the Strategic Plan at its meeting on August 17, 2010. The plan has been renewed to 1) reflect current practice and views, 2) assure that all students graduate from high school having achieved proficiency in reading, math, science, writing and 21st Century skill development and are prepared to enter college or training in a career of their choosing, and 3) integrate the tenets of transformation. The agency will now move ahead with the development of its implementation plan.

Strategic Plan Implementation Plan

Vermont State Board of Education 2013-14 Priorities

To meet its objective of enabling all Vermont students to reach their full potential and become engaged, contributing members of society, the Vermont State Board of Education has adopted its priorities for the 2013-14 year. The Board believes this objective be achieved through providing equitable high quality learning opportunities to all children, delivered within a flexible and personalized statewide system.

Agency of Education's Budget Recommendations and Annual Report


State Board of Education Membership List

The Board consists of eleven members, nine voting members and two non-voting member appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. One voting member is a Vermont high school student. One non-voting member is a Vermont high school student who is a junior member and will move into the voting student member slot the following year. The other non-voting member is the Secretary of Education.


Carol King at or (802) 479-1280

Page Last Updated on April 17, 2014