With the passage of Act 98 of 2012, the Vermont Department of Education became the Agency of Education and the Commissioner of Education became the Secretary. In light of that, the State Board of Education interprets the terms "commissioner" and "department" in the State Board of Education Manual of Rules and Practices to mean "secretary" and "agency" until such time as the language in the Rules is updated through a formal rulemaking process.

State Board of Education

State Board Rules & Practices

Introduction

Due to the size of the State Board of Education's Manual of Rules and Practices, the Vermont Agency of Education has divided the rules manual into sections that are more manageable for downloading as PDF files. The rules are also available as a single download (2.71MB).

Table of Contents (Listed by Rules Series Number)

The following table of contents lists the rules in order by series number: "Title" links below will launch the *PDF download for a series or group of series files. To view a list of topics covered in a particular series, go to the full table of contents. NOTE: The rules are also available as a single download.

   
 

Series

  Title


 

  Table of Contents

1100-1200

  State Dept. of Education; State Board of Education

2000

  Education Quality Standards

2150

  Governor's Diploma (Repealed 8/04)

2194

  Educational Support System 

2195

  Grant Applications for Inservice Training Funds

2200

  Independent School Program Approval **

2231

  Approval of Distance Learning Schools

2240

  Post-secondary Schools

2270

  Private Kindergarten Approval

2300-2350

  Length of School Day and Year; Vermont Secondary Equivalency Program (GED); Driver Education

2360

 

Special Education **NOTE: A Special Education Guide (containing special education rule 2360 and other pertinent State Board of Education rules related to special education) is available at the bottom of the page. The Guide also contains a table of contents and an index for reference purposes.

2370

  Vocational-Technical Education

2400

  Adult Education

2500

  School Accountability System Based on Student Achievement
2600
  Prekindergarten Education

3000

  School District Organization

4000

  Unsafe School Choice Option Policy

4100

  Student Safety
4300
  Disciplinary Action

4400

  Home Study Students **

4500

  Use of Restraint & Seclusion in Schools State Board Rule 4500, The Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Vermont Schools, went into effect on August 15, 2011. Schools will have until September 30, 2011 to meet the training requirements of this new rule. The Vermont Agency of Education is currently creating a list of recommended training programs as well as sample report forms for meeting the reporting requirements in the rule.

5100

  Licensing Regulations
The regulations governing the licensing of educators and the preparation of education professionals (Sections 5100-5900) are no longer part of the State Board of Education Manual of Rules and Practices. These rules now are under the purview of the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE). NOTE: When this change occurred, Rule 5436 Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists, was not included. Use the link above to view the revised document reflecting the inclusion of section 5436.
     

5440

 

Supplement A: Licensing Endorsements
This document contains authorization descriptions and competency requirements associated with specific endorsements. NOTE: These authorizations now are under the purview of of the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE).

     

6000

 

School Buildings and Sites
NOTE: This rule series has been updated to include the new rules required by 23 V.S.A. ยง1282(f) for School Bus Idling. The bus idling rules are 6001-6005 and are effective as of May 1, 2008.

7000

  Relationship with Public, Other Agencies, and Institutions

8100

  School Lunch Programs

9000

  Public Bids

9100

  Net Cost Per Pupil

10000

  Coordination of Services to Children & Adolescents With a Severe Emotional Disturbance
     
   
    Complete Manual of Rules and Practices
This version contains all the current rules and practices; this document is 2.71MB.
   

Public Comment Opportunities

   
 

There are no current public comment opportunities. View a brief description of the rule making process.

   

Additional Information (**)

   
 

Additional information about the topics listed below is available in guides that include the basic State Board Rules related to the topic as well as other relevant rules and information:

  • Special Education Guide
    Vermont's special education regulations and other pertinent regulations related to special education are contained in various sections of the Vermont State Board Manual of Rules and Practices. This guide brings all references to special education related rules together in a single document.

  • Independent Schools Guide
    This guide brings all references to independent (private) school-related statutes and State Board of Education rules, together in a single document, in addition to required application forms.

   

The Vermont State Board of Education has two student members who sit on the Board:

Morgan MacIver of Twinfield Union High School
Dylan McAllister of Hazen Union High School

If you are a Vermont student and would like to submit a question or comment to the student members of the Board, please send an email to Sbestudentrep@list.education.state.vt.us.

Questions?

Perry Thompson at perry.thompson@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1030

Page Last Updated on August 1, 2014