Education trust fund considered for some students

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A Vermont Senate committee is going to look at a measure on Tuesday that would establish an education trust fund for students who are in state custody. The bill was introduced by Representative Tom Pelham of Calais, who has since left that position to become tax commissioner. But lawmakers are still looking at the matter.

Pelham’s bill would provide financial aid to students who don’t have parental support, and who have been in the custody of the commissioner of social and rehabilitation services. The fund would include money appropriated by the Legislature and gifts, grants, or other contributions made from private sources.

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