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Postponed Due to COVID-19

The 64th Annual School Plant Operation & Maintenance Conference

Hosted By: The Vermont School Custodians and Maintenance Association (VSCMA)

Please click HERE to see the selection
of fantastic workshops we are offering!

When: Thursday, June 30, 2022

  • Registration and vendor visitation begin at 7:00 am

  • Sessions begin promptly at 9:00 am and end with door prize drawings at 4:15 pm

WhereHartford High School

        73 Highland Avenue, White River Jct., Vermont

Details: $50 per registration, includes lunch



Please contact Kristi Tate at or 802-229-5834 to have a paper registration form mailed or faxed to you.

Plan to join your colleagues at the most affordable & comprehensive custodial & maintenance professional development opportunity of the year! This is a full-day conference for K-12 facilities professionals, including grounds, custodial, maintenance, and directors.

Highlights Include:


* Keynote Presentation:  Junlei LI, Ph.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education

* VT AOE Secretary Dan French - Greetings and Comments on the Importance of School Facilities


* Workshops by leading experts                         * Door Prizes!


* Vendors: Make face-to-face connections with representatives for products or services you currently use & learn about new products


* Separate workshop tracks dedicated to  Grounds, Maintenance, and Custodial personnel

End the day with the possibility of winning exciting vendor door prizes!

2022 Keynote Address

“More Than Just One Thing - Appreciating the Power of Simple and Ordinary Interactions”

“What’s been important in my understanding of myself and others,” Fred Rogers said, “is the fact that each one of us is so much more than any one thing.” As helpers who serve children and families, what we do for the human beings around us – young or old – is often so much more than just our job descriptions and titles. The ways we learn, grow, and serve our communities are rooted in the human relationships we build around us. 


Junlei Li is the Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education and Co-Chair of the Human Development and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research and practice focus on understanding and supporting the work of helpers – those who serve children and families on the frontlines of education and social services. Li studied and learned from children’s “helpers” across a wide range of developmental settings with low resources but high-quality practices, to help identify what ordinary people do extraordinarily well with children in everyday moments and made that the basis for promoting positive

system change.

Vermont School Facility Person of the Year

The award, presented by the  Vermont School Custodians and Maintenance Association (VSCMA) offers the annual award to celebrate an individual who exemplifies the positive qualities of a hardworking, dedicated member of their school team.

Get the Nomination information HERE