To: Education Chairs, Stakeholders, Vermont Superintendents, Principals and School Boards
From: Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary, Vermont Agency of Education
Subject: Results of Policy Stakeholder Process and Model Policy Issued Pursuant to Act 29 of 2023, Sec. 4
Date: November 1, 2023
Pursuant to Section 4 of Act 29 of 2023, an act relating to school safety, the Agency of Education (AOE), in consultation with stakeholder groups, was required to develop a model policy and procedure regarding the use of behavioral threat assessment teams. Over six weeks in September and October, the Agency facilitated five separate meetings with a range of stakeholders to discuss the use of behavioral threat assessment teams (BTATs) in schools across the state.
The full Draft Model Policy, Act 29 Behavioral Threat Assessment Teams memo is also available in the following languages: