STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: EDUCATION QUALITY STANDARDS COMMISSION (Updated 11/7/13)
The Vermont State Board of Education is hosting public hearings across the state to collect public input on proposed changes to State Board rule.
State Board Rule 2000, School Quality Standards, was put in place over 15 years ago following the passage of Act 60 in 1997, to ensure “all Vermont children will be afforded educational opportunities that are substantially equal in quality…” (V.S.A. Title 16, § 165).
Over the past year the Board has re-examined these rules, assisted by a commission of education practitioners, business leaders and administrators called the Education Quality Standards Commission.
State Board creates Education Quality Standards Commission August 2012
Education Quality Standards Commission Meets November 2012 - May 2013
Education Quality Standards Commission Presents Recommendations June 25, 2013
State Board of Education Votes to Initiate Administrative Rulemaking Process June 25, 2013
Proposed Rules presented to Internal Committee on Administrative Rules August 5, 2013
Public Hearings and Public Comment Period on Administrative Rules September - October 28, 2013
Proposed Rules presented to Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules December 2014 (Anticipated)
Proposed Rules Accepted by State Board of Education January 2014 (Anticipated)
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Interagency Committee on Administrative Rules On Monday, August 12, AOE representatives presented the proposed Education Quality Standards rules to the Interagency Committee on Administrative Rules.