VSBIT FY 22 Virtual Trainings

NEW OFFERING FOR 2021-2022!!

Title IX, Coordinators, Investigators, and Decision Makers…Oh My!

Feeling like all you have are questions with no time to get answers? Here is a lunch series made for YOU!

Starting this December – and every first Weds of the month for the rest of this school year – bring your lunch and your “all things Title IX” questions to a Zoom virtual lunch with Heather T. Lynn, Esq.

Hosted by VSBIT and free to VSBIT members.

SESSIONS: VIA ZOOM AT NOON (1 Hour) December 1, 2021, January 5, 2022, February 2, 2022, March 2, 2022, April 6, 2022, May 5, 2022

Please click here to download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Space is limited, registration is encouraged. Click here to register.

Click here for the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Lorie Whittemore by e-mail: lorie@vsbit.org or telephone: 802-223-6132, ext. 209.


We are again offering the below Title IX and HHB sessions!!


PRESENTERS: Heather T. Lynn, Esq. and Pietro J. Lynn, Esq., of Lynn, Lynn, Blackman & Manitsky, P.C., Burlington, Vermont.

WHEN: VSBIT is offering two, half day sessions that build on the other: SESSION ONE Monday, February 7, 2022, 8:30 am - 11:30 am; AND SESSION TWO Monday, March 7, 2022, 8:30 am - 11:30 am, the cost of each session is $35.00.

WHERE: Virtual

SESSION ONE (FEBRUARY 7) DESCRIPTION: This half day session will cover the (1) definition of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX, as compared with Vermont’s definition ( 2) Coordinator Responsibilities for intake and assessment of sexual harassment matters, and the coordination of the Title IX Grievance Process.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Building Administrators, VT HHB Designees and Title IX Coordinators.

SESSION TWO (MARCH 7) DESCRIPTION: This half day session will cover the objectives of the Title IX Grievance Procedure and specific Grievance Procedure responsibilities for coordinators, investigators and decision makers.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Title IX Coordinators, Title IX Investigators, Title IX Decision Makers (Initial and Appellate).

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PRESENTER: Heather T. Lynn, Esq.

WHEN: Three Wednesday afternoon sessions – held over the course of thirteen weeks, from February through May.

WHERE: Virtual

SESSION ONE: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 12:30 pm - 3:30 am, cost $35.00.

DESCRIPTION: This session will focus on exploring the definitions of harassment, hazing and bullying as defined by Vermont’s Model Policies, as well as Title IX Sexual Harassment, and discuss how Building Administrators and/or Title IX Coordinators can apply those definitions to alleged inappropriate staff or student conduct during intake and assessment. It will also discuss how to apply those definitions during the information gathering and decision making phases of HHB or Title IX investigations as appropriate.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Designees/Administrators/Title IX Coordinators who seek a better understanding of WHEN to refer and/or launch either a VT HHB Investigation or the Title IX Grievance Process; and HHB Investigators, Title IX Investigators, and Title IX Decision Makers (Initial or Appellate) who wish to improve their analysis during the information gathering or decision making phases of investigations or Title IX Grievance Process, as appropriate.

SESSION TWO: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, cost $35.00.

DESCRIPTION: This session will focus on how to perform a legally compliant, timely and well documented Intake and Assessment process for both VT Harassment, Hazing and Bullying and Title IX Matters. Documenting information which the school has notice/actual knowledge of, and making timely legally compliant decisions on when to initiate an HHB investigation or Title IX process in response to that information will be covered - as well as the provision of Interim Measures/Supportive Measures in response to such knowledge.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Designated Employees, Building Administrators, and Title IX Coordinators, anyone tasked to engaging in intake and assessment of conduct which allegedly violates the school’s policies for the prevention of harassment, hazing, bullying and/or sexual harassment.

SESSION THREE: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, cost $35.00.

DESCRIPTION: This session will focus on how to investigate conduct which may violate Vermont’s prohibitions against hazing, harassment and/or bullying of students. It will cover the announcement of an investigation, determining the scope of an investigation, documenting interim measures, conducting investigating interviews and reviewing other forms of evidence, reaching fact/policy conclusions, reaching timely and substantively sound results (or announcing delays), announcing results and appeal rights, and recommending and instituting remedial actions, drafting reports.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Anyone who may be assigned to conduct an HHB investigation. Those persons tasked with performing Title IX Investigations may also find the training useful given the overlap in certain types of responsibilities.

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All registered participants will receive a link to access the training prior to the training.


The cost for each training is as indicated above. Your SU/SD will be invoiced after the training has been completed.

Cancellation Policy: Once registered, funds are due and refunds will not be available. Registrants may swap their position with another staff member at any time. Inquiries regarding special considerations should be directed to Lorie Whittemore. You can contact Lorie by e-mail: lorie@vsbit.org or telephone: 802-223-6132, ext. 209