Drop in Virginia Jail’s Expenses Creates Way to Pay Community College Tuition

Closing courts in Tazewell County because of the pandemic has created a way to pay the tuition for county students at Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC) for the rest of this year.

“The regional jail expense decreased by $275,000 due to the COVID-19 shutdown of the court system,” said County Administrator Eric Young.

That money will be used to fulfill a pledge to county students who attend the college to pay their tuition this summer and through the fall semester.

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