Title 16 of the Vermont Statutes, Chapter 3, 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
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
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.
To meet its objective of enabling all Vermont students to reach their full potential and become engaged, contributing members of society, the Board of Education has adopted its priorities for the 2013-14 year. The Board believes this objective can be achieved through providing equitable, high quality learning opportunities to all children delivered within a flexible and personalized
The Board consists of eleven members (nine voting members and two non-voting members) appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two of the Board members are Vermont high school students; One is a voting member, and the other is not. Students are appointed to a two-year term, upon the second year of service the student becomes a voting member. The other non-voting member is the Secretary of Education.
Perry Thompson at email@example.com or (802) 479-1030
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