Special Education Recent Guidance, News and Events

What’s New? Please refer to this webpage for new guidance, news and events from the Special Education Team concerning Vermont special education.

Recent Guidance

COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Schools

Please note that this page contains information and guidance specific to Vermont schools and Supervisory Unions/Supervisory Districts (SU/SDs). Vermonters can find the most up-to-date and complete information on state and nationwide COVID-19 response, including information direct from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the Vermont Department of Health's COVID-19 website.

Special Education Guidance

COVID-19 Information for Vermont Schools

Special Education Guidance: Non-COVID-19

State of the State Presentation with Dr. Jacqui Kelleher (January 2020)

Memo: Accounting for Certain Special Education Expenses (11/1/2019)

Educational Support Teams in School District Systems: Act 173 Technical Guidance (10/23/2019)

Act 173 Technical Guidance: Developing Systems to Support the Success of All Students (8/26/2019)

IDEA 101 Subgrantee Programmatic Consideration

This video covers considerations for IDEA Subgrantee Applications, specifically programmatic activities, work plans, and requirements concerning IDEA Basic/PreK Budgets, Proportionate Share, Coordinated Early Intervention Services, and Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervention Services.

IDEA 101 Subgrantee Programmatic Consideration presentation slides

News and Events

Empowered Paraprofessionals Virtual Learning SeriesThese trainings sessions were welcomed and met full capacity at 150 participants. We do a have a wait list.
Empowered Paraprofessionals Virtual Learning Series is an 8-week learning series designed to give paraprofessionals opportunities to gain or improve knowledge and skills important to their position, job performance and career growth.

Upcoming Special Education Advisory Committee MeetingsThe Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state establish and maintain an advisory panel for the purpose of advising the State special education staff regarding the education of eligible children with disabilities.

Vermont PBISVermont Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (VTPBIS) is a state-wide effort designed to help school teams form a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students.

Public Comment

From time to time the Agency seeks comment from the public on documents, plans and reports on special education in Vermont. Such documents will be available on the webpage and comments can be submitted to AOE.SpecialEd@vermont.gov.

There currently are no items open for public comment. View past items whose public comment period has closed.

Quick Links to Other Special Education Webpages

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Special Education Advisory Council

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State and Federal Laws and Requirements

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

Technical Assistance Requests and Professional Development

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Secretary Daniel M. French
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Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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