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 Title 28: Public Institutions and Corrections

 Chapter 3: ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT 28 V.S.A

 

The 2016 State of Vermont Act No. 172 (H.875) included statutory changes directly related to Community High School of Vermont. The act was signed by the Governor on June 8, 2016, and became effective on July 1, 2016.  28 V.S.A. § 120 was amended to read:


§ 120. Department of Corrections Education Program; Independent School

(a) Authority. An education program is established within the Department of Corrections for the education of persons who have not completed secondary education or are assessed to have a moderate-to-high criminogenic need by one or more corrections risk assessments and who are committed to the custody of the Commissioner.

(b) Applicability of education provisions. The education program shall be approved by the state board of education as an independent school under 16 V.S.A. § 166, shall be coordinated with adult education, special education, and technical education.

(c) Program supervision. The Commissioner of Corrections shall appoint a licensed as an administrator under 16 V.S.A. chapter 51, to serve as the Headmaster of Correction Education and coordinate use of other education programs by persons under the supervision of the Commissioner.

(d) Curriculum. The education program shall offer a minimum course of study, as defined in 16 V.S.A. § 906, and special education programs in accordance with the program description used for independent school approval.

(e) [Repealed.]

(f) Reimbursement payments. The provision of 16 V.S.A. § 4012, relating to payment for State-placed students, shall not apply to the Corrections education program.

(g) [Repealed.]

(h) Required participation. All persons under the custody of the commissioner of corrections who are under the age of 23 and have not received a high school diploma shall participate in an education program, or are assessed to have a moderate-to-high criminogenic need and are within 24 months of reentry shall participate in an education program.  The Commissioner may approve the participation of other students, including individuals who are enrolled in an alternative justice or diversion program.

(Added 1987, No. 207 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1991, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 1997, No. 84 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2001, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 38, 39, eff. June 27, 2002; 2007, No. 64, § 4; 2007, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.030; 2011, No. 63, § E.337; 2011, No. 88 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. April 25, 2012; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 302, eff. Feb. 14, 2014; 2015, No. 23, § 29; 2015, No. 58, § E.337; 2015, No.172 (Adj. Sess.), § E.337.)

 

 § 121. Community High School of Vermont Board

(a) A Board is established for the purpose of advising the Director of Corrections Education when serving as the Superintendent of the Community High School of Vermont, the independent school established in section 120 of this title. The Board shall have supervision over policy formation for the Community High School of Vermont, except as otherwise provided, shall recommend school policy to the Director of Corrections Education, may create a structure for local advisory boards as it deems appropriate, and shall perform such other duties as requested from time to time by the Secretary of Education or Commissioner of Corrections.

(b) The Board shall consist of nine members, each appointed by the Governor for a three-year term subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, in such a manner that no more than three terms shall expire annually, as follows:

(1) Six representatives selected to ensure geographic representation throughout the state.
(2) Three members-at-large.

(c) The Board shall appoint a Chair and Vice Chair, each of whom shall serve for one year or until a successor is appointed by the Board.

(d) The Board shall report on its activities annually to the State Board of Education, the Secretary of Human Services, and the Commissioner of Corrections.

(e) The Commissioner shall consult with the Board prior to appointing the Director of Corrections Education.

(Added 2001, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 36, eff. June 27, 2002; amended 2011, No. 88 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 25, 2012; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 279, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)
 

Title 32: Taxation and Finance

Chapter 15: SALARIES AND FEES 32 V.S.A.

§ 1010. Members of certain Boards

(a) Except for those members serving ex officio or otherwise regularly employed by the State, the compensation of the members of the following Boards shall be $50.00 per diem:

...(20) Community High School of Vermont Board

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, members of professional or occupational licensing boards or commissions, advisory boards or commissions, appeals boards, promotional boards, interstate boards, supervisory boards and councils, or any other boards or commissions that are not listed in subsection (a) of this section but are otherwise entitled by act of the General Assembly to receive per diem compensation, shall receive per diem compensation in the amount of $50.00 per day for each day devoted to official duties. This subsection shall not reduce the amount of per diem compensation heretofore provided by act of the General Assembly to members of boards or commissions entitled to receive more than $50.00 per day. "Per diem" means the amount of compensation to which a member of a statutory board or commission is entitled for:

(1) attendance at a regular or special meeting of such board or commission or any committee thereof; or

(2) performance of other duties directly related to the efficient conduct of necessary Board business as assigned and approved by the chairperson, provided that payment for such duties shall be at the per diem rate prorated for actual time spent performing duties. Proration shall be calculated based on an eight-hour day. Under no circumstances shall the daily payment exceed the per diem amount.

(c) The members of the boards and departments, including those members serving ex officio or otherwise regularly employed by the State, shall receive their actual and necessary expenses when away from home or office upon their official duties.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, a member shall not be entitled to receive State per diem compensation for any meeting or other official duty for which specific compensation is provided by another source.

(e) The Governor may authorize per diem compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with this section for members of boards and commissions, including temporary study commissions, created by Executive Order.

(f) Members of the Parole Board shall receive $100.00 per diem for each day of official duties together with reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

(Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 19(b), 22, 42, 46(b), eff. March 1, 1961; 1963, No. 193, § 16, eff. June 28, 1963; 1964, No. 22 (Sp. Sess.), § 1, retroactive to July 1, 1963; 1967, No. 115; 1967, No. 319 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 5, eff. March 22, 1968; 1969, No. 226 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 31, 1970; 1973, No. 101, § 1; 1973, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. March 15, 1974; 1973, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1973, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 17, 27, eff. July 1, 1974; 1981, No. 91, § 24, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 240 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. April 28, 1982; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. May 4, 1982; 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1983, No. 188 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1983, No. 230 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1985, No. 6, § 3; 1985, No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 313b; 1985, No. 245 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1985, No. 248 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1985, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1985, No. 257 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1985, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1987, No. 94, §§ 1, 2; 1987, No. 96, § 20; 1987, No. 121, § 19; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. May 7, 1988; 1987, No. 229 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1987, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 64, eff. June 13, 1988; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 23; 1989, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 17; 1989, No. 264 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1989, No. 288 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1991, 1989, No. 17, § 8(a), eff. April 4, 1991; 1991, No. 236 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1993, No. 201 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1995, No. 79 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1997, No. 40, § 75; 1997, No. 66 (Adj. Sess.), § 67b, eff. Feb. 20, 1998; 1997, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 30; 1999, No. 49, §§ 51(a), (b); 2001, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2001, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 37, eff. June 21, 2002; 2003, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 78b; 2005, No. 63, § 12; 2009, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 25; 2011, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 34, eff. May 14, 2012; 2013, No. 34, § 22.)