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Volume 16, Issue 26

June 29, 2022

Agency of Education, State of Vermont and Federal Updates

This section of the Weekly Field Memo contains posts from the Agency of Education, other State of Vermont agencies, federal agencies or Vermont's congressional delegation.

 Special Education Child Count Exiting Collection Now Open

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Data Personnel
The School Year 2020-2021 Child Count Exiting Collection will remain open until July 15, 2022. Submitted data must be accurate as of June 30, 2022. District and supervisory union personnel in charge of special education data can find Child Count Reporting and Software Instructions by logging into the secure AOE file transfer website. Child Count Instructions are also available.
Contact: Cassidy Canzani at

 ARP ESSER Afterschool Grants Due August 15 - Get Started with Available Planning Guide with Application Components

Audience: Education Technology Directors, IT Managers, Principals, Superintendents
The ARP ESSER Set-Aside Fund for Application Planning Guide, including detailed application components, is now available to support and kick-start planning and writing for the development or expansion of comprehensive afterschool programs. This $2.8 million grant program will be part of the Agency's larger education recovery and revitalization work. There are two funding pathways, one for program development, expansion and/or capacity building and one to develop a new comprehensive afterschool center. All LEAs will be eligible to apply. The live application will be available in the Grant Management System in early July 2022. There will be an overview training on July 13, 2022, from 1-2.30 p.m. Applications will be due August 15, 2022, and awards will be announced Sep. 1, 2022. There will be rolling application periods beyond the summer application period if needed. Interested staff can sign up for the summer application email list to receive on-going, detailed information about this initiative over the next two months.
Contact: Contact: Emanuel Betz at or (802) 881-4426 and Johannes Haensch: Program Manager at or (802) 828 7135 

Vermont Public: Summer of Possibilities

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Principals, PreK-12 Teachers
The Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont Public (formerly Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio) continue our partnership to meet the anywhere, anytime, educational, social and emotional needs of Vermont students. Visit the Vermont Public Kids and Education page to find online and printable resources connected to Montshire Museum’s Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion Exhibit, Seven Days’ Good Citizen Challenge and more.
Contacts: Emily Leute at or Heather Duhamel at

Courtesy Posts

The views, opinions and resources shared in this section of the WFM are solely those of the original contributors. The Agency of Education does not endorse the views expressed by these contributors and reserves the right to refuse submissions. Questions related to any of these resources should be directed to the organizations, people and opportunities as shared. Please refer to the Weekly Field Memo submission guidelines for additional information.

Destination Imagination Resources

Free educational resources are available for your summer program, school, homeschool or other community organization. For science, technology, engineering, arts and math activities (STEAM), you can view our free Destination Imagination STEAM activities. More resources and information are available on the Destination Imagination webpage. For details about the Destination Imagination program in Vermont, contact Jane Youngbaer at
Contact: Jane Youngbaer at or (802) 272-2766

Social Emotional Learning: Graduate Course for Educators

The Castleton Center for Schools is offering Implementing and Integrating SEL Seamlessly: Collaborative Teacher Practices, an online three-credit graduate course,  July 11-18, 2022, with instructor Ryanne Spaulding. Educators will learn more about the impact of trauma on students and teachers and how to integrate social and emotional learning into daily teaching practices, and will create a plan for self-care in the workplace. Ryanne Spaulding, who has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and over 20 years of teaching experience, is currently serving as a consulting teacher for social and emotional instruction and support. Register on the Continuing Education & Graduate Courses webpage.
Contact: Tara Lidstone at or (802) 345-0092

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Questions? Email Nichole Barnes at