Census-Based Funding Advisory Group

The Vermont General Assembly established the Census-Based Funding Advisory in Act 173 of 2018. The purpose of the act is to enhance the effectiveness, availability and equity of services to students who need additional support. The act changes the way special education funding is administered to a census-based funding model. The advisory group's role is to advise the State Board of Education on rulemaking related to the act. Additionally, the group will advise the Agency of Education and SU/SDs on the implementation of the act. Finally, the group may recommend any changes to law that may be needed to the General Assembly.

The Advisory Group will be active from 2018 through 2021.

Act 173 Rulemaking

Act 173 of 2018 - Overview

Current Version of State Board of Education Rule Series 2360

DMG Report

UVM Study

Report of the Census-Based Funding Advisory Group - January 15, 2019

Federal Education Group - Draft Report on IDEA, Part B Spending and Related Fiscal Rules and their Potential Implications for the State of Vermont’s Act 173 Implementation​

September 14, 2018 - Draft Minutes

September 14, 2018 - Approved Minutes

Minutes: October 12, 2018 Full Group Meeting
Minutes: October 12, 2018 Rule Making Sub-Committee
Minutes: October 12, 2018 Professional Learning Sequence Sub-Committee

Approved Minutes: October 12, 2018

  • October 12, 2018 Full Group Meeting - Agenda
  • October 12, 2018 Rulemaking Subcommitee - Agenda
  • October 12, 2018 Professional Learning Sequence Subcommittee - Agenda 

December 3, 2018 Full Group Meeting - Agenda

December 3, 2018 Rulemaking Subcommittee Meeting - Agenda

December 3, 2018 Professional Learning Sequence Subcommittee Meeting - Agenda

Minutes: December 3, 2018 Full Group Meeting

Minutes: December 3, 2018 Rulemaking Sub-Committee

Minutes: December 3, 2018 Professional Learning Sequence Subcommittee

December 3, 2018 - Approved Minutes

January 7, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda

​January 7, 2019 Draft minutes

​January 7, 2019 - Approved Minutes

​Agency of Education - Update to the Census Based Funding Advisory Group

Memorandum from Tom Lovett, Twila Perry, Mark Tashjian and Bill Bugg to the Census Based Advisory Group

Recommendation from VCSEA to the Census Based Funding Advisory Group

​Agency of Education - Summary of Proposed Changes to Act 173

​February 4, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda

​February 4, 2019 - Draft Minutes

February 4, 2019 - Approved Minutes

IDEA Fiscal - Part II PowerPoint

Special Education Allowable Costs - DRAFT

March 4, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda

March 4, 2019 - Draft Minutes

March 4, 2019 - Approved Minutes

Act 173 AC VTmtss - PowerPoint

April 1, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda

April 1, 2019 - Draft Minutes

Approved Minutes: April 1, 2019

May 6, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda

May 6, 2019 - Draft Minutes

May 6, 2019 - Approved Minutes

July 24, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda

July 24, 2019 - Draft Meeting Minutes

Federal Education Group - Draft Report on IDEA, Part B Spending and Related Fiscal Rules and their Potential Implications for the State of Vermont’s Act 173 Implementation​

Council Members

Meagan Roy, Chair
VT Council of Special Education Administrators

Jeff Francis
VT Superintendents Association

Jay Nichols
VT Principals’ Association

Jeff Fannon
VT-National Education Association

Nicole Mace
VT School Boards Association

Mill Moore
Vermont Independent Schools Association

Sara Baker
Special Educator (VCSEA selected)

Lisa Bisbee
Special Educator (VT-NEA selected)

Dan French
VT Agency of Education

Brenda Fleming
VT Association of School Business Officials

Marilyn Mahusky
VT Legal Aid

Cheryle Bilodeau Wilcox
VT Department of Mental Health

Thomas Lovett
Council of Independent Schools

Karen Price
VT Council for Disability Rights

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Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Daniel M. French
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

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