French, who has served in the cabinet post since 2018, will leave for a job at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Author: Peter D'Auria
Lawmakers mull ‘threat assessment teams’ in school safety bill
A day before the crossover deadline, advocacy groups spoke out against a proposal that would require law enforcement officials to be involved in monitoring school threats.
Twin Valley School District failed to address harassment and ‘hostile educational environment,’ federal investigation finds
As part of a settlement with the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Twin Valley will update its policies and procedures and conduct regular assessments of the environment at Twin Valley Middle-High School.
In North Country Supervisory Union, officials fear that federal money will subsidize discrimination
For years, private religious schools in Vermont have been able to benefit from federal dollars. But what if they don’t follow anti-discrimination laws?
Vermont lawmakers consider limiting restraint and seclusion in schools
A House committee is considering a bill that would place limits on school practices that involve physically restricting students’ movement.
Vermont religious school that refused to play team with trans player banned from sporting events
Mid Vermont Christian School drew headlines last month after its girls basketball team forfeited a game rather than play against a team with a trans player. The school will now be banned from school athletic events.
Vermont College of Fine Arts to host winter residencies at Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna University
The college announced last year that it would no longer host residencies and has begun to sell some campus buildings.
In ‘refined’ library plan, Vermont State University says it will keep more physical books
The multi-campus university said it would keep some popular and “academically valuable” books in its libraries, amid controversy over plans to transition to virtual libraries.
So far, all but 2 Vermont school budgets have passed
As of Wednesday morning, of the 108 school budgets decided on or before Town Meeting Day, only two — in Alburgh and Barre — failed. Results for seven other budgets were not yet available.
Criticized for spending too little on students, Barre school district budget fails
The Barre Unified Union School District’s controversial budget proposal would have increased spending by just 1.5%, leaving the district with one of the lowest per-pupil spending levels in the state.