The Colchester School District believes that teachers must continue to grow, to improve, and to achieve higher levels of competence in order to provide the best possible educational opportunities for all students.

Each teacher will document professional learning activities designed to reinforce and improve his/her knowledge and skills while providing a model of lifelong learning for all students. Although many options and activity choices for such plans of development exist, Colchester teachers will be guided by the following Core Teaching Standards for Vermont Educators:

  • The Learner and Learning
  • Content Knowledge and Skills
  • Instructional Practice
  • Professional Responsibility

The Colchester Local Standards Board (CLSB) will ensure rigorous standards for their profession, a connection to the school's initiatives for improving student learning and assessing students' needs, and the implementation of the Core Teaching Standards for Vermont Educators, specifically addressing the content in which they are certified.

The CLSB is responsible for relicensure approvals of all Colchester School District staff and others connected to Colchester. These standards are consistent with those defined in the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators: A Vision for Teaching, Leading and Learning (2013).

For additional information about educator licensing in Vermont, please visit Vermont's Educator Licensing web site.

Level I to Level I:

  • 45 hours of learning within the last three years, 15 of which directly relate to the content of the endorsement.
  • Signed Self Assessment Verification form if you are currently teaching under the endorsement.

Level I to Level II:

  • 45 hours of learning within the last three years, 15 of which directly relate to the content of the endorsement.
  • Signed Self Assessment Verification form if you are currently teaching under the endorsement.
  • A transition form signed by your administrator stating you are ready to move to level II.

Level II to Level II (If renewing a 7 year license):

  • 135 hours of learning within the last three years, 45 of which directly relate to the content of the endorsement.
  • Signed Self Assessment Verification form if you are currently teaching under the endorsement.

Adding an Activity Through the Online System:

  • Use Internet Explorer.
  • Log into Alis (be sure you are listed as an employee of CSD in your profile).
  • Choose the last option PL Activity, from the menu on the left.
  • In the top right corner, click Add.
  • Choose the activity type from the drop down menu.
  • Name your activity.
  • List the number of hours (no more than 45 for a single activity).
  • Choose the start and end dates.
  • Choose Upload Online for how you will send the documents.
  • Description – this is a basic description of the activity. Please also include your endorsement code in this box (for example – high school math 2-11).
  • Expected or Actual Impact – Please refer to the template.
  • If you have finished the activity, check that it is completed.
  • When done, hit OK.
  • On the right side, add a document (grade report, documentation of hours signed by administrator) by clicking on the blue word document. Then in the top right corner hit add, and upload the file with your document. Click Upload when done.
  • Hit SAVE. (You must save before you submit.)
  • When you have completed the write up of the activity, hit Submit to L/RSB. NOTE: IT should say “Your current L/RSB: Colchester.” If it does not, before you submit, go back to your profile and edit your employment information to list Colchester School District as your employer. Once this is complete, you can return to the saved PL Activity and hit Submit.

For School Nurses, Associate School Nurses, PE Teachers, Health Educators, and Driver Ed Instructors


All school nurses and associate school nurses need to submit with their renewal application:

  • Copy of a valid Vermont RN License (which will be valid as of July 1, 2015)
  • Copy of a valid CPR-AED certificate (which is valid as of July 1, 2015)
  • Copy of a valid First Aid certificate (which is valid as of July 1, 2015)


All PE endorsed educators:

  • Copy of a valid CPR-AED certificate (which is valid as of July 1, 2015)
  • Copy of a valid First Aid certificate (which is valid as of July 1, 2015)


All Educators with a Health Education:

  • Copy of a valid CPR-AED certificate (which is valid as of July 1, 2015)


All Drive Education Instructors:

  • Certified copy from the Vermont DMV of their complete operating history

Below is a link to the DMV form:
http://dmv.vermont.gov/sites/dmv/files/pdf/DMV-VG116-Record_Request.pdf
Box the educator will need to check:
Certified copy of complete operating record (Vermont only) – $16.00

Instructions for the DMV are on the form itself.

These requirements apply whether or not the educator is practicing under the endorsement.

  • Mountain Book A PDF booklet detailing the Core Teaching and Leadership Standards for Vermont Educators.

Contact Us

If you have CLSB questions, please see the CLSB Representative or the Administrator in your building.