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.
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.
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
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.
A: Licensing Endorsements
descriptions and competency requirements associated
with specific endorsements.
authorizations now are under the purview of of the
Vermont Standards Board for Professional
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.
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.