Mandatory Annual Training

Welcome to the Colchester School District's Mandatory Annual Training Page. All CSD employees, including new hires, are required to visit this site each year to review certain federal, state, and district policies. The training sections contain a combination of videos, presentations, and/or documents.

Please review each section and fill out the online completion form at the bottom of the page.

The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (1974) protects the privacy of our students.

  1. Please review the following presentation to learn more about your responsibilities under FERPA:
    FERPA Presentation
  2. Please review the following video to learn more about your responsibilities under FERPA:
  1. Please review the following memo from the Vermont Department for Children:
    Changes to Mandated Reporting and Information Sharing in S.9/Act 60
  2. Please review the following presentation to learn more about the responsibilities of mandated reporters:
    Mandated Reporters

What is Act 1?

Act 1 is a "34-point comprehensive plan for improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system." The legislation includes significant new protections for students against sexual exploitation and sexual violence.

What is Act 60?

Act 60 is the 2015 update of the child abuse and neglect protection laws intended to address gaps in Vermont’s Child Protection system. This new legislation went into effect on July 1, 2015.

Everyone who works for the Colchester School District is mandated by law to report suspicions of child abuse or neglect. Recent developments in Vermont have tightened the rules and procedures related to this law. Please review the materials and be sure that you understand how to monitor our students for signs of abuse or neglect; how to report any issues to a supervisor; and how to follow up as needed with the Department for Children and Families.

Please review the following documents pertaining to Act 1 and Act 60:

  1. District Policy F10: Child Protection
  2. Act 1/Act 60: Improving Vermont's sexual abuse response system

Harassment, Hazing and Bullying are serious issues. The Colchester School Board will consider a revised policy this fall. Faculty and staff will be updated as needed once the policy has been revised.

The main points for all staff to consider include:

  • It is critical that you address any suspicion of behavior that may be hazing, bullying or harassment.
  • If in doubt, report anyway. It is better to over report than to under-report. Often these behaviors happen in different times and locations. By reporting to your the officials designated to receive complaints (check with your building administrator) you can help "connect the dots" for a pattern of behavior that may constitute a policy violation.
  • Documentation is very helpful. Please document what you saw or heard, where you saw or heard it, the date and time.
  • We expect that new forms will be available soon to help you with documentation.

Please review the presentation and policies below to familiarize yourself with the definitions. Make sure you know has been designated in your building to receive complaints.

  1. Harassment, Hazing and Bullying Presentation
  2. District Policy D12: Harassment of Employees
  3. District Policy F2: Prevention of Harassment, Hazing and Bullying of Students

Bloodborne pathogens are viruses that can be transmitted through exposure to blood. Please review the slides to learn your role in keeping yourself safe while caring for students. The bottom line is: wear gloves!

  1. Please review the video below: (Click the icon with two arrows to go fulscreen if the video is too small)
  2. Please review the following video to learn how to put on and take off disposable gloves safely:

Please review the district policy below.

  1. District Policy F35: Restrictive Behavioral Intervention

Please review the district policy below.

  1. Please review webinar from VT AOE Child Nutrition Training
  2. VT AOE Child Nutrition Training Powerpoint
Once you've completed all 8 sections of the training please complete this Mandatory Annual Training Participation Form. Your electronic signature will certify that you've successfully completed the required training and will be kept on file with CSD Human Resources.

Contact Us

Jessica Phelan
Jessica Phelan
HR Manager

Phone: 802.264.5980
Lindsey Troescher
Lindsey Troescher
HR Coordinator

Phone: 802.264.5976
Heidi Echo
Heidi Echo
Payroll Specialist

Phone: 802.264.5978

Human Resources
Colchester School District
59 Rathe Rd., PO Box 27
Colchester, VT 05446