What’s New? Please refer to this webpage for new guidance, news and events from the Special Education Team concerning Vermont special education.
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: Non-COVID-19
AOE Year in Review 19-20 School Year (6/11/2020)
Special Education State of the State with Dr. Jacqui Kelleher (10/22/2020)
Vermont’s State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) (10/2020)
State of the State Presentation with Dr. Jacqui Kelleher (1/2020)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a training with your SU/SD or school.
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 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.
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.