Acts Related to Vermont Education
Agency of Education Rules
The Agency of Education promulgates rules in accordance with Vermont statute and direction from Vermont’s General Assembly. Rules help Vermont school systems follow the law and ensure quality and equity is maintained for all Vermont learners.
AOE Rulemaking page
State Board of Education Manual of Rules and Practices
The powers and duties of the Agency of Education are derived from the powers and duties of the State Board of Education and the Secretary of Education pursuant to Title 16 Vermont Statutes. Hearings, appeals, rule-making, and declaratory rulings shall be conducted in accordance with 3 VSA Chapter 25. The secretary or their designee shall prepare and sign all forms necessary for the proposal and adoption of rules. Review the State Board of Education Rules and Practices.
Reports and Requirements
Critical Dates for Vermont Schools
The AOE has compiled a list of critical dates that take place over an academic year, including due dates for field reports and applications, dates when the AOE anticipates releasing data collections and test results, and windows for statewide assessments. This information is being shared publicly as an Excel table, which will allow users to manipulate and format the data as needed.
Memo from Deputy Secretary Amy Fowler
Critical Dates for Schools
This table is being introduced for the first time this year. We anticipate revising it before each academic year, going forward, and will incorporate your feedback on its efficacy into this revision process.
For questions on the Critical Dates tale, please email Chris Case, Education Project Manager.
Model policies provide guidance, direction and recommended standards to help school administrators develop general school policy statements. At times, the agency is specifically tasked by the Vermont State Board of Education or the Vermont Legislature to create model policies that address specific issues related to students and schools. Other recommended and/or mandatory policies are developed by the Vermont School Boards Association, often in conjunction with agency staff.
Review Model Policies
Request for Proposals
All requests for contract bids (requests for proposals) issued by the agency for amounts over $15,000 are posted to one of two central state websites:
Call our legal team at (802) 828-1518.