ACT NO. 132
Prekindergarten education; STARS program; average daily membership
This act clarifies that prekindergarten education programs operated by a school district or by a provider on behalf of a school district must meet quality standards under the department for children and families STARS program; the act grants presumptive eligibility at a three-star level for one year. The act also provides prekindergarten education programs operating before October 1, 2008 with time to come into full compliance with rules relating to child development assessments and negotiations with private providers. Finally, this act clarifies the third existing method of determining the maximum number of prekindergarten children who may be included in a districts average daily membership and provides a fourth method.
Effective Date: July 1, 2008.
The Vermont General Assembly
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