King George School
Contact: Jay Ramsey
Director of Communications and Outreach
King George School
802-467-1200 x 111
May 2, 2005
Vermont Governor Offers Support to King George School
Sutton, VT, - Dr. Karen Fitzhugh, Head of the King George
School, is committed to the continued operation of the school
and is seeking the support of local and state officials.
Monday morning, April 25, a little more than a month to the
day of the Brown Schools announcement of bankruptcy, Dr. Fitzhugh
and Jay Ramsey, Director of Communications at the school,
met with the governor of Vermont, Jim Douglas. The purpose
of the meeting was to secure his support, and the backing
of his administration. The Governor met privately with Dr.
Fitzhugh and Mr. Ramsey for approximately twenty minutes to
discuss the status of the school in the bankruptcy and the
impact the closing of the school would have on the local economy.
Governor Douglas assured Dr. Fitzhugh and Mr. Ramsey that
he would do all he could to secure the continued existence
of the King George School in its current location, and with
its current mission.
After meeting with the Governor, Dr. Fitzhugh and Mr. Ramsey
met with local officials and the Director of the Northeast
Kingdom Chamber of Commerce to garner local support for the
school, and to point out the benefits the school has on the
local rural economy.
The King George School is a private co-educational
emotional growth boarding school in northeast Vermont. The
school works with students who have a demonstrated interest
in the visual, performing, and creative arts, and who have
identified needs for emotional growth. Students that are accepted
at the King George School are bright, capable learners with
a high interest in proceeding on to college after receiving
their high school diploma. For more information, call Mary
Reinhardt, Director of Admissions at (800) 218-5122 or (802)
467-1200 x 106, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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