Report WORD (94K)
Date: January 9, 2013
Honorable Armando Vilaseca
Commissioner of Education
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-2501
Dear Commissioner Vilaseca:
During the week of September 17-19, a team from the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs (SASA) office reviewed the Vermont Department of Education’s (VTDOE) administration of the Title III program authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended. Enclosed is a report based upon the review of the Title III program.
The report includes a brief description of the scope of the monitoring review, recommendations and findings, and required corrective actions resulting from the review. The VTDOE has 30 business days from receipt of this report to respond to all findings cited in the report. We will review the State’s response to determine if all findings have been addressed sufficiently and request additional information, if necessary. We will allow 30 business days for the State to submit additional information or work with the State to identify a reasonable timeline that allows the State to address and correct all findings. A State that has significant unresolved non-compliance findings or findings that are repeated from one monitoring review to the next may have a condition placed on the grant award. Please note that the findings cited in the report reflect the status of compliance in Vermont at the time of the onsite review.
The ED team would like to thank Mr. Jim McCobb for his hard work and assistance before and during the review. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your staff to address the needs of English language learners.
Paul (Sandy) Brown
Acting Director, Student Achievement and
School Accountability Program
Cc: Jim McCobb, Coordinator, Title III (English Language Acquisition) Program, VTDOE