The Vermont State Colleges System’s (VSCS) Board of Trustees Finance and Facilities Committee, on Monday, was provided with a presentation from Gordian, an outside contractor hired to conduct a Space Utilization Analysis of the VSCS as part of the top-to-bottom transformation of the state colleges happening presently. The unification or merger of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University (NVU) and the Vermont Technical College (VTC) into the new Vermont State University is chief among the major pieces in the system-wide revamping aimed at forging a sustainable state colleges system to serve Vermonters long into the future. The Gordian Group is recommending an annual investment target of $8.4 million into existing spaces.
- Vermont House of Representatives gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would create a $1,200 tax credit for the parents or caregivers of most children under age 6.
- In the North Country, six long-term care facilities reported COVID-19 outbreaks this week.