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.
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.
State Board of Education Member List
The Vermont State Board of Education has two student members who sit on the Board:
- Rainbow Chen of Winooski High School
- Connor Solimano of Rutland High School