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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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.
Acrobat Presentation (19 slides)
H. 106 (community schools)
Education Legislative Report
Questions about the VSBA’s advocacy should be directed to Sandra Cameron at email@example.com.
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.