By Tommy Gardner, News and Citizen and Stowe Reporter

"The Elmore-Morristown and Stowe school districts are suing the Vermont State Board of Education over its order that the two districts merge into one.

The lawsuit argues that the state board’s decision to dissolve the existing school districts violates the Vermont Constitution. It seeks a stay, preventing the state board from enforcing its Nov. 30 decision to force Stowe and Elmore-Morristown to merge."