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ACT NO. 64


No Child Left Behind Act; School Quality Standards; Homeless Children;

No Child Left Behind Oversight Committee

This act clarifies that the state board of education is authorized to administer federal education funds available under the No Child Left Behind Act; for the next two years, authorizes the commissioner of education to make an annual, instead of biennial, determination as to whether each Vermont school is meeting quality standards and to implement certain consequences for low performing schools after two years instead of four years; stipulates that for the next school year, a homeless child may be educated in the school of origin despite Vermont law that stipulates that a homeless child shall be educated where the child is living; and establishes a committee to oversee implementation of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Effective Date: July 1, 2003