A select board member in Killington, Vt., suggests giving free
college tuition to families who move to the ski resort town.
Longtime businessman Bernie Rome made his proposal during a
recent brainstorming session about how the board can secure the
town's financial future.
Rome told Vermont Public Radio more students in town would help
secure more school funding and contribute to the tax base.
He says with Green Mountain College in town and increasing student
debt, the ingredients for Killington offering free tuition are in
He points to the 3,000 second homeowners in Killington, saying
they might elect to move so their children could get a college
Select board members are encouraging Rome to develop his idea
and explore how the town would pay for it.