State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on trauma-informed practices.
This document addresses trauma-informed professional development
Vermont Statutes 16 V.S.A § 2902. Tiered system of supports and educational support team
(a) Within each school district's comprehensive system of educational services, each public school shall develop and maintain a tiered system of academic and behavioral supports for the purpose of providing all students with the opportunity to succeed or to be challenged in the general education environment. For each school it maintains, a school district board shall assign responsibility for developing and maintaining the tiered system of supports either to the superintendent pursuant to a contract entered into under section 267 of this title or to the school principal. The school shall provide all students a full and fair opportunity to access the system of supports and achieve educational success. The tiered system of supports shall, at a minimum, include an educational support team, instructional and behavioral interventions, and accommodations that are available as needed for any student who requires support beyond what can be provided in the general education classroom and may include intensive, individualized interventions for any student requiring a higher level of support. (b) The tiered system of supports shall: (1) be aligned as appropriate with the general education curriculum; (2) be designed to enhance the ability of the general education system to meet the needs of all students; (3) be designed to provide necessary supports promptly, regardless of an individual student's eligibility for categorical programs; (4) seek to identify and respond to students in need of support for emotional or behavioral challenges and to students in need of specialized, individualized behavior supports; (5) provide all students with a continuum of evidence-based positive behavioral practices that promote social and emotional learning, including trauma-sensitive programming, that are both school-wide and focused on specific students or groups of students;