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Secretary Holcombe's Farewell Letter to Vermont Educators

March 27, 2018

Dear Education Partners,

It has been a privilege to work with you over the past four years to make sure all Vermont children have access to high-quality opportunities to learn within supportive communities.

Education is a nonpartisan imperative. We work to ensure equity in access, excellence in opportunity and affordability in delivery, because we are committed to making sure every Vermont child grows up able to contribute to economic and civic life. The health of our communities is reflected in our schools; supporting one strengthens the other.

Last week, I submitted my resignation as Education Secretary to Governor Scott, effective April 1. It is time to move on. I thank Governor Scott for the opportunity to serve in this role. I am confident the Governor, working with the State Board of Education, will appoint a Secretary who shares his vision and I wish him the best moving forward. The Administration is already working to ensure continuity of operations in the transition.

Read Secretary Holcombe's full letter to Vermont education professionals