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Legislative Recap Webinar
Recorded June 3, 2021
Get the inside scoop on the FY 21 Legislative Session from VSBA staff, Sandra Cameron and Sue Ceglowski, with front row seats to all the action. We reviewed new legislation and anticipate what issues may be addressed during next session.
Acrobat Presentation (19 slides)
H. 106 (community schools)
The School Board's Role in
Hiring and Firing Employees
Recorded May 24, 2021
Boards have the statutory authority to hire and fire employees. This training focuses on the proper board roles and responsibilities in those matters, how to comply with the procedures set forth in Vermont law, while avoiding discrimination and other common law claims, what can be publicly stated by the Board and its members and how to effectively conduct termination proceedings.
Acrobat Presentation (37 slides)
Assessing Equity with Data Webinar
Recorded on May 6, 2021
Featuring Jess DeCarolis and Patrick Halladay from the Vermont Agency of Education
Many school districts identify educational equity as a priority, as seen in their vision statements, mission statements, and/or annual goals. How do we work with administration to ensure implementation, and what can we monitor to track progress? We'll be joined by AOE experts Patrick Halladay, Director of Education Quality and Jess DeCarolis, Director of Student Pathways, who will help identify data sources that can be used to assess districts' current status and those that can aid in monitoring progress in student outcomes.
Podcast (56 minutes)
Presentation (47 slides)
Data-Driven Equity Article - Districts dig into the numbers to address long-standing racial disparities
COVID Federal Emergency Funds Presentation and Information
Congress recently passed the American Rescue Plan Act, including $256 million in funds for Vermont supervisory unions and supervisory districts (ESSER III funds).
Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID-19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager for the Agency of Education, prepared this COVID-19 Federal Emergency Funds Overview and video presentation to provide school boards with guiding principles for strategic use of these one time funds. The