Vermont - Community Involvement in Local Governance: Stakeholders

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State law requires community member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.

Vermont Statutes 16 V.S.A. § 165 Education quality standards; equal education opportunities; independent school

(1) The school, through a process including parents, teachers, students, and community members, develops, implements, and annually updates a continuous improvement plan to improve student performance within the school. The plan shall include goals and objectives for improved student learning and educational strategies and activities to achieve its goals. The plan shall also address the effectiveness of efforts made since the previous continuous improvement plan to ensure the school maintains a safe, orderly, civil, and positive learning environment that is free from harassment, hazing, and bullying. The school shall assess student performance under the plan using a method or methods of assessment developed under subdivision 164(9) of this title.

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