By David Declore, Rutland Herald/Times Argus

https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/local/house-passed-bill-upholds-act-deadline-for-some/article_1e6e2033-1958-57bd-91fb-bbf65778ca83.html

House lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that would give some school districts ordered to merge under Act 46 an extra year to prepare for that transition, while requiring others to heed the July 1 deadline that was written into the law four years ago.

Less than 24 hours after narrowly rejecting a “blanket extension” requested by a tri-partisan coalition of lawmakers led by Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, the House approved a Solomonesque solution designed to give some districts more time to consummate their state-ordered mergers.