TO: Superintendents, Principals, Business Managers
FROM: Secretary Rebecca Holcombe, Ed.D. and Chief Financial Officer Emily Byrne
SUBJECT: Announcement of the Grants Management System Replacement Project
DATE: January 17, 2018
This message is to provide all State of Vermont Supervisory Unions and School Districts with additional information on our current initiative to replace Grantium, the Agency’s current Grant Management System (GMS). I want to acknowledge up front that your work is complicated, and any change on the part of the AOE also creates downstream change in school systems.
We are undertaking this initiative now for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, our current contract is expiring and we want to avoid another year of trying to mitigate a number of unresolvable technological problems that have made it increasingly difficult and more expensive to meet deadlines, disburse funds in a timely way and maintain compliance with rules and regulations.