CREATING A CRADLE TO CAREER EDUCATION SYSTEM

Investing in Early Care and Learning

  • Governor Scott has proposed and secured a 30% increase in funding for early care in learning since he took office. This includes an additional $2.5 million to expand the Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP) in the FY18 budget and an additional $7.4 million in the FY20 budget. Increased investment in this area makes childcare more affordable for working families, and supports the early-developmental needs of our kids.

Supporting preK-12 Education

  • Increased annual support for our preK-12 school system, while working to mitigate the property tax burden.
  • Proposed and passed the creation of a¬†Career Pathways Coordinator¬†position in the Agency of Education to help students access the education and training they need to obtain and advance in high-wage, high-growth careers.

Boosting Support for Higher Education

  • Proposed and passed legislation to offer free college tuition for members of the Vermont National Guard.
  • Proposed and passed an increase investment in the base appropriation to the Vermont State Colleges by $3 million in FY18. Secured an additional $3 million in funds to support the Vermont State Colleges in the FY20 budget, including $2.5 million in base funding and $500,000 in one-time funds.
  • Proposed and passed a nearly $1 million investment to support the merger of Johnson and Lyndon state colleges.
  • Passed a $500,000 investment in Advancement Grants with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), which will provide opportunities for students to follow non-traditional paths.

Contact Information

Office of Governor Phil Scott
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333 (TTY: 800 649-6825)
Fax: 802 828-3339

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