Our Public Policy Work

The VSBA represents our membership through our work in the General Assembly and through public policy development with the Agency of Education, the State Board of Education and other partner education organizations.

 

The Vermont General Assembly typically meets annually from the first week of January until May or early June, depending on the demands of the legislative session. The VSBA engages with the General Assembly on issues affecting education.

NEW for 2021: 

 

During the Legislative Session, VSBA will provide regular updates through:

 

1. VSBA Legislative Blog:  Weekly posts, searchable by keywords, during the legislative session.  As we transition to using the blog as a communication tool, VSBA members will receive an email when a new message has been posted.  Please subscribe to the blog so that you will automatically be notified of a new post.  A few notes:

  • Links to related documents will be provided in the blog text

  • Blog posts will be provided in text, video, and podcast

  • If you have have subscribed to the blog and are not receiving email notifications, make sure the notifications are not going to spam by adding notifications@blog.wix.com to your contacts.  

 

2.  Legislative Reports:  Lengthy, detailed reports provided three times per session: at the start, middle and end of the session (see links to Legislative Reports below).

2020-2021 VSBA Resolutions

passed by the VSBA membership

Resolutions are positions taken by the association on issues of importance to Vermont school boards. They may include recommendations for action by the VSBA, local school boards, the Legislature, the Executive Branch of Vermont government, or other decision making bodies. ​



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.

  1. Acrobat Presentation (19 slides)

  2. Podcast

  3. H. 106 (community schools)

  4. VSBA position on Implementation of the UVM Weighting Study

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Education Legislative Report

2021

  1. 1/28/21

  2. 2/26/21

 

Helpful Links:

Questions about the VSBA’s advocacy should be directed to Sandra Cameron at scameron@vtvsba.org.

VSBA Education Legislative Preview Webinar

Recorded January 7, 2021

Sandra Cameron, the VSBA Public Policy Director and Sue Ceglowski, the VSBA Executive Director speak about how bills become laws and give an update of the current situation in the statehouse. The VSBA staff provide insights on what to expect during this biennium in the state house.