BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The head of the SIT Graduate Institute says it will retain its link to the Brattleboro community as it scales down Vermont operations.

An SIT spokeswoman tells the Brattleboro Reformer that current plans call for 19 employees to be laid off at the Brattleboro campus. Four jobs will also be cut at the Washington, D.C, campus.

SIT president Sophia Howlett says those numbers could change as plans evolve.

The institute is implementing changes that will see students spending less time on campus and more time studying in foreign countries.

Howlett says deans and faculty will still be in Brattleboro full-time despite the reduced student presence.

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This APNewsNow has been corrected to delete an incorrect reference that SIT will not be accepting new students this fall.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/