Act 173 Advisory Group

The Vermont General Assembly established the Census-Based Funding Advisory Group 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 role of the Census-Basd Advisory Group, known as the Act 173 Advisory Group, 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.

Advisory Group Background

Act 173 Advisory Group Member List
Act 173 Advisory Group Revised Schedule of Meetings 2020-2021

Resources

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​
Report of the Census-Based Funding Advisory Group - January 15, 2020

Meetings

The Census-Based Funding Advisory Group usually meets on the first Monday of the month. Statute provides reimbursement for eight meetings a year. Please check our calendar for meeting dates and times.

Meeting: November 2, 2020

November 2, 2020 - Meeting Agenda
Rules Series 2200 Stakeholder Draft for Act 173 November 2, 2020 Meeting

Meeting: October 5,2020

October 5, 2020 - Meeting Agenda
October 5, 2020 - Draft Meeting Minutes
VTmtss Framework Tools
2200 Stakeholder Draft
VISA Presentation on Rule Series 2220

Meeting: August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020 - Meeting Agenda
August 3, 2020 - Draft Meeting Minutes

Meeting: July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020 - Meeting Agenda
July 13, 2020 - Draft Meeting Minutes
July 13, 2020 - Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting: May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 - Meeting Agenda
May 4, 2020 - Draft Meeting Minutes
May 4, 2020 - Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting: February 3, 2020

February 3, 2020 - Meeting Agenda
February 3, 2020 - Draft Meeting Minutes
February 3, 2020 - Approved Minutes
Rule 1300 Side by Side
Local Comprehensive Assessment Systems - Act 173 Technical Guidance
Summary of the AOE Revision to 2360
VISA Draft 2360-Series Rule Changes

Meeting: January 6, 2020

January 6, 2020 - Meeting Agenda
January 6, 2020 - Draft Meeting Minutes
January 6, 2020 - Approved Minutes
Census-Based Funding Advisory Group - Draft Report-Outline of Report to the Legislature​
VSA-VPA Act 173 Professional Development Report
UVM Presentation on Findings from Study of Pupil Weights in Vermont's Education Funding Formula
VLA-DLP Letter to Roy and French - Adoption of MTSS Rule

Meeting: December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019 - Special Meeting Agenda
December 11, 2019 - Draft Meeting Minutes
December 11, 2019 - Approved Minutes
Disability Law Project Proposed Revisions #2 to Rule 1300

Canceled - December 2, 2019 - Meeting Agenda

Meeting: November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019 - Meeting Agenda
November 4, 2019 - Draft Minutes
November 4, 2019 - Approved Minutes
Revised Version 3 - Rule 1300 - Proposed State Rules for Special Education Finance and Census Based Funding
Act 173 Cost Activity Timeline
Education Support Teams in School District Systems - Act 173 Guidance
Vermont Advisory Council on Special Education Letter to State Board of Education Chairman
AHS Updates for Act 173 Advisory Workgroup

Meeting: October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019 - Meeting Agenda
October 7, 2019 - Draft Minutes
October 7, 2019 - Approved Minutes
Disability Law Project Proposed Revisions #1 to Rule 1300
Draft Special Education Allowable Costs Manual

​Meeting: September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda
September 16, 2019 - Draft Meeting Minutes
September 16, 2019 - Approved Minutes
Act 173 Summary of Technical Guidance

​Meeting: July 24, 2019

July 24, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda
July 24, 2019 - Draft Meeting Minutes
July 24, 2019 - Approved Minutes

​Meeting: May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda
May 6, 2019 - Draft Minutes
May 6, 2019 - Approved Minutes

​Meeting: April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda
April 1, 2019 - Draft Minutes
Approved Minutes: April 1, 2019
Act 173 Technical Assistance and Professional Learning Presentation

​Meeting: March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019 - Full Group Meeting Agenda
March 4, 2019 - Draft Minutes
March 4, 2019 - Approved Minutes
Act 173 AC VTmtss - PowerPoint

​Meeting: February 4, 2019

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

​Meeting: January 7, 2019

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

​Meeting: December 3, 2018

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

​Meeting: October 12, 2018

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 

​Meeting: September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018 - Draft Minutes
September 14, 2018 - Approved Minutes

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