ACLU & Legal Aid Letter Urging State to Stop Unlawfully Using Medicaid Dollars to Fund School Cops

May 12, 2021

In a letter sent to the Agency of Education (AOE), the ACLU and the Disability Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid are calling for an end to funding school police with Medicaid reimbursements. With assistance from the Police Out of Schools Coalition and Neighbors for a Safer St. Albans, the ACLU and DLP recently learned that AOE has allowed at least two Vermont school systems – Maple Run Unified School District in St. Albans and North Country Supervisory Union – to use Medicaid funds to pay for school cops, an apparent violation of state law. 

Download or read the letter below.