THE VERMONT STANDARDS BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS (VSBPE)
Vermont's Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) is a twenty-three member, teacher majority board appointed by the State Board of Education. To support the continuing professional growth of every educator, the VSBPE has established sixty-six local standards boards for the re-licensing of teachers and six regional standards boards for the re-licensing of administrators. The work of the VSBPE is supported by the services of the State Department of Education Office of Professional Standards and Licensing.
Note: Excerpts from the Regulations Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals, issued by the Vermont State Board of Education and effective August 8, 1998, are printed in italics for reference.
The primary purpose of the VSBPE shall be to address issues of educator preparation, licensure, and re-licensure in order to attract, support, and develop the most effective teachers in the nation. (Vermont Licensing Regulation 5610.2)
In meeting its responsibilities, the VSBPE believes that:
The duties of the VSBPE include:
(Vermont Licensing Regulation 5610.8)
The Teacher Re-licensing Committee and the Administrator Re-licensing Committee of the VSBPE monitor and support the work of LSBs and RSBs. This support is provided by Department of Education Local and Regional Board Consultants, as representatives of the VSBPE, in the form of technical assistance, training and assistance in the development of IPDPs, re-licensure portfolios, and board operation and to bring concerns of the LSB/RSBs back to the VSBPE.
An annual report, including grant expenditures, is required of each LSB and RSB.