The Vermont State Board of Education will be hosting public hearings across the state to collect public input on proposed changes to State Board rule, the Agency has announced.
State Board Rule 2000, School Quality Standards, was put in place over 15 years ago following the passage of Act 60 in 1997, to ensure “all Vermont children will be afforded educational opportunities that are substantially equal in quality…” (V.S.A. Title 16, § 165).
Over the past year the Board has re-examined these rules, assisted by a commission of education practitioners, business leaders and administrators called the Education Quality Standards Commission. For more information about the Commission membership and recommendations, visit: http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/board/eqs.html.
To view the current recommended changes to State Board Rule, visit: http://education.vermont.gov/documents/EDU-SBE_2013_06_25_Item_G_Recommendations.pdf.
The State Board will be hosting public hearings at the following locations:
• October 8, 6 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 - Multipurpose Room
• October 17, 4 p.m. Lake Region Union High School, 317 Lake Region Road, Orleans, VT 05860 – Multipurpose Room
• October 21, 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Union High School, 369 CVU Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461 – Room 140
To provide written public comment, please submit to:
Mail: Jill Remick, VT Agency of Education, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620
FAX: (802) 828-3140 Attention: Jill Remick