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School Construction Aid Task Force

Per Act 78 of 2023, section E131.1 (see page 196), a School Construction Aid Task Force is created to examine, evaluate, and report on issues relating to school construction aid. On or before January 15, 2024, the Task Force shall submit a written report to the House Committees on Corrections and Institutions, on Education, and on Ways and Means and the Senate Committees on Education, on Finance, and on Institutions with its findings and any recommendations for legislative action, including a recommendation on how the State should expend the funding in the Education Fund reserved for future school construction. The Task Force shall cease to exist on July 1, 2024.

Task Force Membership


Mike Pieciak, State Treasurer, Co-Chair
Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary of Education, Co-Chair
Chris Taylor, Representative
Peter Conlon, Representative
David Weeks, Senator
Martine Gulick, Senator
Jeff Fannon, Vermont National Education Association (VT-NEA)
Chris Young, Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) Designee
Sue Ceglowski, Vermont School Boards Association
Jeff Francis, Vermont Superintendents Association
Michael Gaughan, Vermont Bond Bank
Bruce MacIntire, Vermont School Custodians and Maintenance Association
David Epstein, Gubernatorial Appointee
Jon Wilkinson, Gubernatorial Appointee
Eric Lafayette, Gubernatorial Appointee
Ben Doyle
, Gubernatorial Appointee

School Construction Aid Task Force Report - February 1, 2024


January 26, 2024
January 8, 2024
December 20, 2023
November 29, 2023
October 23, 2023
October 11, 2023
September 27, 2023
September 22, 2023
August 28, 2023

Meeting Minutes

January 26, 2024 - Draft Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2024 - Draft Meeting Minutes
January 8, 2024 - Approved Meeting Minutes

December 20, 2023 - Draft Meeting Minutes
December 20, 2023  - Approved Meeting Minutes

November 29, 2023 - Draft Meeting Minutes
November 29, 2023 - Approved Meeting Minutes

October 23, 2023 - Approved Meeting Minutes
October 23, 2023 - Draft Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2023 - Approved Minutes
October 11, 2023 - Draft Minutes

September 27, 2023 - Approved Minutes
September 27, 2023 - Draft Minutes

September 22, 2023 - Approved Minutes
September 22, 2023 - Draft Minutes

August 28, 2023 - Approved Minutes
August 28, 2023 - Draft Minutes


AOE Presentation for the Joint Task Force on School Construction Aid

Presentation: Act 72 Facilities Assessment

Two Massachusetts schools are ditching oil for geothermal heat pumps

International Well Building Institute - 2021 State of Our Schools: America's PK-12 Public School Facilities 

Draft Report of the Rhode Island School Buildings Task Force

AOE Joint Tack Force - A National Review of School Construction Funding

Supplemental Information on Comparative States' Construction Funding

Vermont's Education Funding System and School Construction Costs Under Current Law

Four-State Review of Construction Aid Governance

School Construction Aid Task Force Cost Information

What About the Schools? Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities (Rivera and Cardenas-2017)

Homework Assignment Responses: The Mission or Purpose of the School Construction Aid Task Force

School Bonding Program and Bond Debt Service Discussion