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Facilitation Guide: Developing Flexible Pathways Profiles at the Local Level

The purpose of the Pathways Profile tool is to assist schools and LEAs in developing, improving upon, and communicating Flexible Pathway opportunities that are effective, equitable, compliant, and safe. It is not intended to be a checklist, but rather a robust tool for teams to evaluate how they implement procedures, practices, and processes for Flexible Pathways consistent with Vermont’s Education Quality Standards, and foster transparency with students, staff, families, and the community.

Perkins V State Plan for Public Comment 2024

The Vermont Agency of Education is required to revise its Perkins V State Plan to update Vermont’s State Determined Performance Levels (SDPLs), using the two most recent years of data to set a baseline. The Agency of Education also proposes to revise some specific provisions in the State Perkins Plan. This document provides the full text for all proposed changes to Vermont’s Perkins V State Plan.

The period of public comment is from Friday, March 1, 2024, through Monday, April 1, 2024. Instructions for submitting public comment can be found in the document.

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Title IV Part B

Federal funding for before school, afterschool, and summer, as part of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is delivered through the Vermont Agency of Education. The program focuses on supporting diverse and engaging educational programming for k-12 youth and families, including tutoring for youth in high poverty communities with demonstrated academic and family need. To be most effective and sustainable, programs align and strategically integrate school system practices such as in the areas of professional development, positive behavioral approaches, inclusionary practices, and food while building afterschool and summer programs that enhance opportunities, promote growth, and demonstrate learning and other gains. Schools, in partnership with hundreds of community providers, deliver programming.

MEMO: ARP ESSER Liquidation Extension

The purpose of this memo is to provide LEAs with important considerations and an overview of the process to apply for ARP ESSER Liquidation Extension (ALN 84.425U) through the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The liquidation extension process allows LEAs to extend contracted services or the receipt of goods for up to 14 months after the September 30, 2024 deadline (final closeout date of March 28, 2026), as long as certain conditions are met.

The Vermont Framework for Proficiency: Resources to Support Implementation

The Vermont Framework for Proficiency has been developed over the course of three years to support Supervisory Unions/Districts (SU/SDs) in developing a coherent, coordinated, and culturally sustaining approach across schools and school districts so that every Vermont learner is empowered to attain the attributes described within the Vermont Portrait of a Graduate.

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