Public Comment

Perkins V Public Hearing - St. Albans

The Vermont Agency of Education is soliciting public comment on the VT Perkins V State Plan under the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Public Law 115-224). This Act provides federal funds to Vermont to assist in improving career technical education programs for students enrolled in career technical education programs.

The nature of the comments invited at the public hearings is addressed on the page linked above. A public hearing on the draft Vermont Perkins 5 State Plan will be conducted in four regions of the state.

Bellows Free Academy, Performing Arts Center
71 South Main St, St. Albans, VT 05478
January 28, 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Snow date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, same time

Parents, students and community members are encouraged to attend. Each session will start with a 30-minute information session about the draft State Plan. A limited supply of sandwiches and beverages will be available. Translators and sign language interpreters may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the date of the hearing by contacting Miranda Scott, Program Technician, Vermont Agency of Education by phone at (802) 828-5868 or by e-mail at miranda.scott@vermont.gov.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Perkins V Public Hearing - Newport

The Vermont Agency of Education is soliciting public comment on the VT Perkins V State Plan under the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Public Law 115-224). This Act provides federal funds to Vermont to assist in improving career technical education programs for students enrolled in career technical education programs.

The nature of the comments invited at the public hearings is addressed on the page linked above. A public hearing on the draft Vermont Perkins 5 State Plan will be conducted in four regions of the state.

North Country Career Center, Community Room
209 Veterans Ave
Newport, VT 05855
Jan. 23, 2020 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Snow date: Feb. 3, 2020

Parents, students and community members are encouraged to attend. Each session will start with a 30-minute information session about the draft State Plan. A limited supply of sandwiches and beverages will be available. Translators and sign language interpreters may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the date of the hearing by contacting Miranda Scott, Program Technician, Vermont Agency of Education by phone at (802) 828-5868 or by e-mail at miranda.scott@vermont.gov.
 

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Public Comment Opportunity: RULE 5100: RULES GOVERNING THE LICENSING OF EDUCATORS AND THE PREPARATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

2020 VSBPE Rule Revisions

The VSBPE is undertaking revisions to the rules that govern the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators, Series 5100: Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals. The proposed rule revisions support the VSBPE’s mission.

Specifically, the VSBPE is: 

i. Providing clarification to current Rules regarding definition of terms.
ii. Combined endorsements 5440-76 Reading/English Language Arts Specialist and 5440-78 Reading /English Language Arts Coordinator in a single endorsement called the Specialized Literacy Professional (5440-79). The previous endorsements will be sunset.
iii. A new sub endorsement for Career Technical Educators for Driver and Traffic Safety Education (5440-17, L-1) was created. The holder of the CTE Driver and Traffic Safety Education sub endorsement L-1 is limited to grades 9-12 and holders are authorized to teach in a CTE setting under the auspices of a CTE center.
iv. Education Speech Language Pathologists and School Psychologists will now count as teaching experience towards an Administrative endorsement.
v. Removal of the word "initial" in Rule 5323 to allow a second "initial" license.

To review the changes, please visit the Licensing Rules page.

Public Comment

Submit your written public comments via our survey; by email to Amy Scalabrini; or by regular mail to the address below.  The timeline for Public Comment begins on March 26th and ends at the close of business on April 2, 2021. 

Please note, the survey link will not be live until March 26, 2021.

Amy Scalabrini
Education Quality Division
Agency of Education
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620

Virtual Public Comment Meeting: 

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

802-552-8456, United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 944 479 371#

 

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:00am

Public Hearing on Modifications to Vermont's United Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act State Plan

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Governor of each State must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development system. States must have approved plans in place to receive funding for core WIOA programs. States are required to modify their plans to reflect changes in labor market information, economic conditions, program changes, and state priorities every two years. The State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) is charged with assisting in plan development and modification, and for leading the public comment process.

SWDB will hold a public hearing conference call on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to gather comments on proposed changes to the State Plan. Please use the following call in information: (877) 273-4202, room ID 435566250.

The modified plan is available at the State Workforce Development Board website. Written comments may be submitted up to Thursday, April 26, 2018 to Sophia Yager at the Vermont Department of Labor, 5 Green Mountain Drive, PO Box 488, Montpelier, VT 05601-0488 or by e-mail to sophia.yager@vermont.gov.

 

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Rule 5100: Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals

The VSBPE is undertaking revisions to the rules that govern the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators. Specifically, the VSBPE is revising educator competencies and authorizing statement of the following endorsements: 5440-06 Modern and Classical Languages, 5440-65 School Nurse, 5440-65A Associate School Nurse, 5440-30 Driver and Traffic Safety Education. The VSBPE is also revising current rules for Apprenticeship Licenses to support recruitment and retention in the field; and providing clarification to current Rules regarding provisional licenses, professional learning and definition of terms. 

To review the changes, please visit the Licensing Rules page.

Public Comment

Submit your written public comments via our survey; by email to Kara Mayo; or by regular mail to the address below.  The deadline for Public Comment is close of business on May 26, 2017.

Kara Mayo
Educator Quality Division
Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Public Meetings

A public meeting will be held on: Friday, May 19, 2017; 4:00-5:00 pm at: 

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, 
Fourth Floor – Conference Room 424 
Barre, VT 05679

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Canceled - Rule 5100: Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals

UPDATE: Today's public comment session has been canceled due to weather. Tomorrow's public comment session is still scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 at 4 p.m. You may still provide feedback and comments online.  (01/24/17)

The VSBPE is undertaking revisions to the rules that govern the training, licensing and professional standards of teachers and administrators, Series 5100: Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals. Specifically, the VSBPE is revising educator competencies and authorizing statement of the following endorsements: 5440-05 English;5440-13 Science; 5440-19 Middle Grades English Language Arts, Middle Grades Science, Middle Grades Social Studies; 5440-61 Library Media Specialist.

To review the changes, please visit the Licensing Rules page.

Public Comment

Submit your written public comments via our survey, by email to Rebecca.Gile@vermont.gov or by regular mail to the address below.  The deadline for Public Comment is close of business on February 2, 2017.

Rebecca Gile
Educator Quality Division
Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Public Meetings

Two public meetings will be held on:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017; 4:00-5:00 pm Canceled

Wednesday, January 25, 2017; 4:00-5:00 pm at: 

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, 
Third Floor – Conference Room 304 
Barre, VT 05679

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Rule 3400: Proposals for Alternative Structures under Act 46

The proposed Rule 3400 series identifies the criteria and processes by which proposals for “Alternative Structures” will be evaluated.  The Proposed Rule 3400 for Alternative Structures Under Act 46 are linked and are available for public comment. 

Public Meeting

A public meeting will be held on December 12, 2016; Monday; 4:00-6:00 pm at: 

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, 
Third Floor – Conference Room 304 
Barre, VT 05679

If you would like to participate in the meeting by conference call, the following number will be available:

Dial In #: (877) 273-4202
Conference Room #: 6777624

Public Comment

Submit your written public comments by email to aoe.act46@vermont.gov or by regular mail to the address below.  The deadline for Public Comment is close of business on December 20, 2016.

Donna Russo-Savage
Principal Assistant to the Secretary, School Governance
Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Any questions, please call (802) 479-1744 or email Donna Russo-Savage

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Section 2240 Certification of Postsecondary Schools, Public Meeting

Section 2240, Certification of Postsecondary Schools, of the State Board of Education Rules and Practices, is in the process of being revised. The draft revision will be added soon, for public review. There will also be a meeting open to the public.

Public Comment Meeting Date:  October 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Location:

Agency of Education
219 North Main Street
Third Floor – Conference Room 304
Barre, VT 05679

Deadline for Public Comment: October 28, 2016, Close of Business

Submit Public Comments to:

Cassandra Ryan, Fiscal and Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
VT Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05679

Questions: 802-479-8545 or cassandra.ryan@vermont.gov

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

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