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About Vermont

About Vermont

Vermont has an Agency of Education, a State Board, and a Secretary of Education. The State Board consists of 11 members appointed to 6-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • State Board Members: 11 Members; Appointed; 6-year term

  • Education Authorities: Agency of Education; State Board; State Secretary of Education

Education Leadership

Education leadership

  • State Governor: Phil Scott

  • State Secretary of Education: Heather Bouchey

  • Local school board members: The easiest way to contact your local school board members is to use an online search tool like XQ or simply look up your school district’s website online. There will almost always be a section of the district website listing the names and contact information of your local school board members. If their contact information is not listed, call your school’s office to request that information.

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Education Stats And Facts

  • EdChoice reports that Vermont has what’s called a Town Tuitioning Program, which serves as a voucher program to give education options to families whose towns do not have public schools. The Town Tuitioning Program started in 1869, making it the nation’s oldest school choice program. The program enables education funding to follow the eligible student to any public or private non-religious school in or outside of Vermont.

    In addition to the Town Tuitioning Program, Vermont offers magnet schools as an education option. However, Vermont is one of the few states that does not have charter schools. Vermont’s Town Tuitioning Program serves also as a private school choice program, but it does not apply to religious schools. Another school option for Vermont families is homeschooling; it is required to notify the state.



Here we’ve collected links to additional resources so you can become better acquainted with your state system.