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.
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.
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
Buildings and Sites
rule series has been updated to include the new rules
required by 23 V.S.A. §1282(f) for School Bus Idling.
The bus idling rules are 6001-6005 and are effective
as of May 1, 2008.