Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The final regulations of the Every Student Succeeds Act were released November 2016. There have been substantial revisions made between the draft regulations and the final regulations. The National Association of School Psychologists is currently working on a summary of the changes, but have emphasized the importance of SISPs (Specialized Instructional Support Personnel including school psychologists) throughout the document. Here is a copy of the link to the final regulations, all 383 pages! http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essaaccountstplans1129.pdf As Vermont continues to move forward with the implementation of ESSA, we need to be sure that we are communicating the value of school psychologists to key stakeholders. I will continue to provide you with resources as they are developed. Happy reading.
NASP Events & Activities
Congratulations Castleton University! VASP is excited to welcome this first School Psychology program in Vermont!http://www.castleton.edu/academics/graduate-programs/master-of-arts-school-psychology/
VASP Spring Conference
Friday April 7, 2017
Effective and Efficient School Psychological Services: Strategies to Transform the Role of the School Psychologist
Presenter: Stacy Skalski, Ph.D., NASP Director of Professional Policy & Practice
Breakfast & Lunch included in your registration
Come spend the day at this interactive workshop learning, discussing and planning ways to utilize your school psychological skills to better meet the needs for all students and provide high-quality services. Bring your administrator and/or district team to develop a workgroup focused on utilizing the unique skills and expanded role that school psychologists bring to the educational setting without adding additional time and burden to the overwhelming workload many experience. In addition, Stacy, with representatives from the AOE, will be speaking to the role that school psychologists play in the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Registration discounts are available for school psychologists and administrators that register together.
Applewood Manor is a bed and breakfast located in Castleton, VT with rooms available http://www.applewoodmanorbandb.com Prices range from $95-$135 per night.