The Vermont State Colleges expects the transition to cost a total of $2 million — with $1 million of that going toward marketing and branding of the new school.
The Labor Department and two foundations are behind the website, which helps users choose a good-paying field and find Vermont schools that offer the needed education or credentials.
More children are becoming wards of the state, mainly due to the opiate crisis.
Board members say they never intended to hurt the state’s school choice system.
A House committee with several new members will look to continue ironing out kinks in recent education laws and tackle some emerging issues.
Chairman Stephan Morse told three lawmakers, who alleged conflict of interest by board member William Mathis, that he doesn’t have the authority to take up the issue.
The three legislators point to William Mathis’ job with a national organization supported by teachers unions. But some others see the move as payback for the board’s new rules on private schools.
A spending cap that went bust, Act 46 mergers, private school rules and test scores.
In 2016, foreign students brought $75 million to Vermont, an increase from $40 million just four years ago.
Not only does Title 16 of the Vermont statute “enable” and “require” the State Board of Education to make such rules, but it says by the plain reading of the language it was also the Legislature’s intent that they do so.
They involve 30 districts and numerous towns ranging from the Northeast Kingdom to southwestern Vermont.
“She is one of those teachers everyone hopes for in their lives,” a student said of Katherine McCann.
Health care and pay increases remain unresolved as the school board aims to craft a budget that voters will approve and teachers argue the area has a high cost of living.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care says high quality child care for all the state’s children up to age 5 could cost up to $766 million. It suggests incremental investment with a goal of changing the delivery system.