Special Education Rule Changes

In order to support the implementation of Act 173, and in particular, the special education rule changes scheduled to take effect in July of 2022, the Agency of Education, and Student Supports Division is offering a series of upcoming supports. Over the following months, expect to see webinars, guidance documents, and tools detailing expectations and impacts for education in Vermont and office hour sessions to answer questions about content, talk about applications to LEA (Local Education Agency) systems, and network with each other around current practices.

The changes to educational practices will require a school wide effort and participation from professionals across the educational spectrum. It is recommended that a diverse and inclusive team (including both special and general education representatives) review each set of resources and participate in upcoming events.

This will be a live webpage that will be updated as links for resources and office hour sessions become available. Updates and changes will be announced but please continue to check back for the most up to date information.

Anticipated Agency of Education Special Education Rule Changes Professional Development and Information Session Schedule

Note: These dates are estimates and may be subject to change. Please stay posted on any updates via this webpage or Special Education Directors Listserv.

Technical Assistance/Professional Development Support Package include:

  • Webinar (Pre-recorded)
  • Rule Change Guidance
  • Tools, Templates, Checklists, Case Studies, and/or Annotated Documents
  • Links to Resources

Monthly Session Schedules

September 2021 | October 2021 | November 2021 | December 2021 | January 2022 | February 2022 | March 2022 | April 2022 | May 2022 | June 2022 | July 2022 | August 2022

September 2021

Setting the Stage: Laying the Foundation for Special Education Rule Changes to Support Act 173

Webinar: September 13, 2021

Live Office Hours: September 20, 2021 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Virtual via Microsoft Teams:
Join on your computer or mobile app

Call in Number: 1-802-552-8456
Conference ID: 285 428 954#

Resources:


October 2021

VTmtss (Vermont Multi-tiered System of Supports), Early MTSS, and Special Education: How VTmtss and Early MTSS Can Help LEAs (Local Education Agency) Meet Federal and State Requirements for Special Education

Webinar: Presentation for October 18, 2021

Live Office Hours: October 18, 2021 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Virtual via Microsoft Teams:
Join on your computer or mobile app

Call in Number: 1-802-552-8456
Conference ID: 110 040 299#


November 2021

Rule Change: Parent Input

Webinar: Available on November 8, 2021

Live Office Hours: November 15, 2021 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Virtual via Microsoft Teams:
Join on your computer or mobile app

Call in Number: 1-802-552-8456
Conference ID: 340 122 392#

Rule Change: Special Education Definition

Webinar: Available on November 8, 2021

Live Office Hours: November 22, 2021 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Virtual via Microsoft Teams:
Join on your computer or mobile app

Call in Number: 1-802-552-8456
​Conference ID: 124 210 246#

Rule Change: Goal Writing

Webinar: Available on November 8, 2021

Live Office Hours: November 29, 2021 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Virtual via Microsoft Teams:
Join on your computer or mobile app

Call in Number: 1-802-552-8456
​Conference ID: 271 045 072# 


December 2021

Rule Change: Functional Skills/Functional Performance

Webinar: Available on December 6, 2021

Live Office Hours: December 13, 2021 from 9-11:30 a.m.


January 2022

Rule Change: Adverse Effect

Webinar: Available on January 3, 2022

Live Office Hours: January 10, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Rule Change: Determining SLD (Specific Learning Disability) Without Discrepancy Model

Webinar: Available on January 18, 2021

Live Office Hours: January 24, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.


February 2022

Rule Change: VTmtss (Vermont Multi-tiered System of Supports)/Evaluations

Webinar: Available on February 7, 2022

Live Office Hours: February 14, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Parent Information Sessions on Rule Changes: February 28, 2022 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.


March 2022

Follow Up on VTmtss (Vermont Multi-tiered System of Supports) Needs and Networking

Webinar: TBA

Live Office Hours: March 7, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Rule Change: New Tools, Materials, Resources in Response to Needs Assessment

Webinar: Available on March 21, 2022

Live Office Hours: March 28, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.


April 2022

Budgeting Considerations/IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B Subgrantee Applications To Support CEIS (Coordinated Early Intervening Services)/MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Supports) and Rule Changes

Webinar: TBA

Live Office Hours: April 4, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Functional Skills

Webinar: TBA

Live Office Hours: April 25, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.


May 2022

Adverse Effect

Webinar: TBA

Live Office Hours: May 2, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.

SLD (Specific Learning Disability)

Webinar: TBA

Live Office Hours: May 9, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.


June 2022

Review of Changes to Forms for Upcoming School Year

Webinar: TBA

Live Office Hours: TBA


July 2022

Endrew F. Training/Guidance on Implementation of Endrew F. Standards

Webinar: Available on July 11, 2022

Live Office Hours: July 18, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.


August 2022

Cyclic/Selective Monitoring Revision Based on Special Education Rule Changes

Webinar: Available on August 8, 2022

Live Office Hours: August 22, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Parent Information Session on Rule Changes: August 29, 2022 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.


For questions related to resources or content, contact Chris Kane at Christopher.Kane@vermont.gov.

For questions regarding the links and live office hours, contact Sabine Perry at Sabine.Perry@vermont.gov.

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