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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

SHAPE Vermont Advocacy and Legislation

May 2021 Legislative Update

Senate Bill 115  is law! This bill updates Title 16 V.S.A. § 136 (Wellness Program; Advisory Council on Wellness and Comprehensive Health).

see the bill here (begin page 19) Vermont Bill s.115

The definition of “Wellness program” to mean a program that includes physical fitness and comprehensive health education as defined in Title 16 V.S.A. § 131.  On or before January 15, 2022, the Agency of Education, in collaboration with the Advisory Council on Wellness and Comprehensive Health created under Title 16 V.S.A. § 136 and the Vermont School Boards Association, shall update and distribute to school districts a model wellness program policy, using the expanded definition of “wellness program.”

Read more about this  important bill here.

SHAPE Vermont Statement on Quality Health Education in all Vermont Schools


Key Stakeholder Contact Information


Dr. Susan Yesalonia, VT AOE PE HE Consultant (802) 479-1284  Vermont Agency of Education

ESSA Information 
Vermont Agency of Education
Agency of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Vermont Superintendents
Vermont School Principals
Vermont ASCD
Governor Phil Scott


Vermont Advocacy Tools

Be an advocate for physical activity, health and physical education in Vermont. Visit the State of Vermont Legislative page found here frequently to reach your representative or for updates on pending bills and other news of interest.



Killington conference site

We will meet in person in 2021 SHAPE Vermont Conference

Date: October 28-29, 2021
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont                            

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