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H.583

Introduced by   Representative Niquette of Colchester

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Education; rules; cost-effectiveness

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to establish a committee to review state board of education rules to determine their cost-effectiveness.

AN ACT RELATING TO COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  COMMITTEE ON STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES

(a)  There is created a committee on state board of education rules for the purpose of reviewing rules adopted by the commissioner and the state board of education to determine whether the rules are cost-effective.  The committee shall consist of two senators appointed by the committee on committees, two representatives appointed by the speaker, two teachers chosen by the Vermont NEA, the commissioner of education or designee, a member of the state board of education chosen by the board, and two Vermont public school administrators jointly chosen by the Vermont superintendents association and the Vermont principals association.  The committee may meet up to eight times, shall receive a per diem and expenses pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 1010 and 2 V.S.A. § 406, and shall receive staff services from the department of education.

(b)  The committee shall determine which rules should be changed or removed because the expense of implementing them as written is overly burdensome to schools or school districts.  The committee shall report on the results of its deliberations to the state board and to the senate and house committees on education on or before January 30, 2007.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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