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

AOE Year in Review 19-20 School Year (6/11/2020)

Presentation Slides

Special Education State of the State with Dr. Jacqui Kelleher (10/22/2020)

Presentation Slides

Vermont’s State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) (10/2020)

State of the State Presentation with Dr. Jacqui Kelleher (1/2020)

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.

Presentation Slides

News and Events

Educational Benefit Review Virtual Training Available - This Fall

Audience: Special Education Directors, Special Educators, Administrators
There are a few virtual trainings for Educational Benefit Reviews available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact betty.roy@vermont.gov to schedule a training with your SU/SD or school.

Upcoming Special Education Advisory Committee Meetings

The 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 PBIS

Vermont 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.

View past items whose public comment period has closed.

Quick Links to Other Special Education Webpages

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Resources for Special Educators and Administrators

Special Education Advisory Panell

Special Education Data and Reporting

Special Education Forms

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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