Title 16: Education
Chapter 37: CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Sub-Chapter 03: Local Career Technical Education Programs
16 V.S.A. § 1541. Responsibility of local school boards that operate career technical centers
§ 1541. Responsibility of local school boards that operate career technical centers
(a) A school board that operates a CTE center has responsibility for providing secondary and adult career technical education services within its service region.
(b) A school board that operates a CTE center shall establish a regional advisory board. It shall give due regard to the policy and financial recommendations of its regional advisory board. When the school board rejects a written recommendation of a regional advisory board, or fails to adopt a recommendation after 30 days, it shall notify the advisory board and the Secretary in writing, stating its reasons. If the State Board designates a service region for two or more comprehensive high schools, the boards of the high schools shall establish a joint regional advisory board.
(c) In consultation with its regional advisory board, a school board that operates a regional CTE center shall:
(1) annually set the budget for operation of the center;
(2) establish the secondary and adult curriculum of the regional center, including courses of study offered;
(3) whenever advantageous to the service region, provide for the decentralization of its career technical programs, including the creation of rotating and satellite programs;
(4) employ and, as need requires, dismiss an assistant director for adult education and, subject to section 243 of this title, a director of career technical education;
(5) establish admission and program completion policies;
(6) periodically evaluate the success of the center in serving all parts of its service area and in offering useful adult training and education programs;
(7) periodically evaluate the quality of each course of study offered by the center;
(8) coordinate use of the center with the Vermont State Colleges, with other State programs, including licensing, job training, and apprenticeship programs, and other approved institutions, for the provision of postsecondary career technical education programs and charge fees not exceeding actual direct and indirect costs of the use of the center;
(9) offer programs designed to acquaint prospective students with CTE programs that do not require an enrollment commitment; and
(10) after giving due consideration to efficient and cost-effective use of the center, establish fees for building and equipment use.
(d) A school board that operates a CTE center:
(1) shall establish a CTE tuition;
(2) shall make the center's facilities and equipment available for providing CTE education to adults; and
(3) shall use and maintain all facilities designed and constructed for career technical education in a manner consistent with that purpose, except when those facilities are not needed for CTE and the Secretary consents. (Added 1983, No. 247 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1987, No. 238 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3; 1989, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1991, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 7; 1993, No. 233 (Adj. Sess.), § 49d, eff. June 21, 1994; 2007, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.004, eff. June 7, 2008; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 145, 302, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)