Since public schools are technically government institutions, federal constitutional laws are applied a little differently than for privately operated schools. For instance, it's perfectly legal for a church-run school to open each day with a prayer; but public schools that do this run afoul of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Welcome to FindLaw's overview of the education-based laws of the state of Vermont, with authoritative explanations of the law written for non-attorneys. In this section, you will learn about compulsory education laws, Vermont's prohibition on the use of corporal punishment in public schools, and more. Click on a link below to learn more about Vermont's education laws.