Pre-Act 46 Resources and Testimony
(Note: H.361 begins on page 2112)
H. 361: Report of Committee of Conference (Compromise bill)
A Letter from Brigham
School board member Carol Brigham, whose daughter Amanda was the little girl who inspired Vermont’s landmark Brigham decision, wrote this letter to Governor Shumlin urging him not to support H. 361.
“Dear Governor Shumlin,
I am confused…are you interested in investing in the future of Vermont, its communities and children or are you not?” […]
Read the full text of the letter.
Senate Education Bill
Vermonters for Schools and Community’s observations and concerns about the Senate’s most recent (4/17/15) version of H. 361: Points to Consider about the Senate Education Draft Bill
Read the current Senate committee draft.
Vermonters are speaking out!
Read a sampling of community responses to the legislature’s education proposals:
VT Resolutions on H.361
Learn about H. 361 and what it means for our schools and communities.
Vermont Education Reform FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
H.361 as passed by the Vermont House of Representatives
Ten Hot Tips for Public Hearing Participation.
Public hearings can feel a bit intimidating at first, but your participation is extremely valuable. It is critical that legislators hear from us. Here are “Ten Hot Tips for Public Hearing Participation” to help you prepare and keep you confident.
Vermont Schools are the Heart of Our Communities
Listen to testimony given by Vermonters for Schools and Community to the Vermont House Education Committee on January 27, 2015
Questions and Discussion
Other information about the bills being considered in the legislature
Roll Call vote on H. 361
Simulation of the effect of the per-pupil spending cap
Download a comparison of education reform proposals currently being considered in Vermont:
Read the documents referred to in this side-by-side comparison:
Education Finance Working Group – Final Report, December 12, 2014
Accountable Education Funding Proposal – Executive Summary, January 22, 2015
Download the full proposal here
Governor Shumlin Letter to Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe, August 19, 2014
H.883, as passed by the House in 2014
VT State Board of Education – Legislative Agenda for 2015, December 16, 2014
Campaign for Vermont report – Education Outcomes and Spending, September 22, 2014
Agency of Education Secretary Holcombe – Presentation to the House, January 9, 2015
Vermont-NEA – Education Financy and System Reform, January, 2015
Vermont School Boards Association – Slides from August 14, 2014 presentation
Download slides from another 2014 presentation here
Analysis of the Financial Impact of Health Care Reform On Vermont School Districts, October 28, 2014