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
presentation to provide school boards
with guiding principles for strategic
use of these one time funds. The
overview includes links to useful
resources, including the ESSER I, II
and III allocations and information
about other federal emergency funds.
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What's in those contracts?
Recorded on April 1, 2021
Whether you serve on your board’s negotiating committee or not, one of the most important roles of a school board is to approve the negotiated contract with collective bargaining units. So, it’s critically important that all board members understand the terms of the contract and their impact on budgets and expenditures moving
forward. Contract terms, including but not limited to the salary schedule with its infamous steps and columns, can be complicated and are often unfamiliar to board members who don’t have previous experience with contracts for school employees.
Effective Meetings Webinar
Recorded on March 4, 2021
Effective meetings allow school boards to maintain focus on the work of setting goals and monitoring performance. We'll highlight some best practices for assuring meetings are efficient and productive. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences of strategies for successful meetings.
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