The Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA) works to ensure that Vermont public education supports each and every student in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for success in a rapidly changing world.



Superintendent/School Board Chair Training Presented in 4 Webinars

Maximizing the Partnership April 26, 2021 -4:00-6:00pm 

In this session, participants will review the respective roles and responsi­bilities of school board chairs, school board members, superintendents, and other key participants in the governance and administration of school systems. Content will include key strategies for relationship building within the school board, with administrators, with educators (including union leaders), and community members. 


Embracing Data for Continuous Improvement and Monitoring Policies May 3, 2021 -4:00-6:00pm 

The report "Eight Characteristics of Effective School Boards" from the Na­tional School Board Association by the Center for Public Education de­scribes eight core principles of effective school boards based on research. Two of the principles are accountability and focusing on policies to im­prove student achievement. To be effective, board members and adminis­trators must be data savvy; they embrace and monitor data, even when the information is negative, and use it to drive continuous improvement. This session will focus on using data in board decision making and monitor­ing and  updating policies in response to both qualitative and quantitative data. 


Student Voice May 10, 2021 -4:00-6:00pm 

Students are the individuals most affected by the decisions of a school board. Student leadership and voice play an invaluable role in board decision making. This session will provide strategies to meaningfully incorporate diverse student voices into the work of the board. Topics will include supporting students who sit on boards, engaging in strong youth/adult partnerships, and creating space for underrepresented voices. 

Legislative Update May 17, 2021 -4:00-6:00pm 

Executive Directors Jeff Francis (VSA) and Sue Ceglowski (VSBA) will host a roundtable discussion as the end of the legislative session draws near. Topics will be determined based on legislative action but are likely to include changes to the education funding system and progress in implementing the Weighting Study, an update on statewide healthcare bargaining, support for school construction and facilities management, and equity initiatives. 

Who Should Attend? Superintendents, School Board Chairs & Members

The Cost: $75 Per SU/SD for all sessions

Register for the Series HERE