All the latest news, press releases, and commentary from Heidi E. Scheuermann.

By Tommy Gardner, News and Citizen and Stowe Reporter

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, said she wants the Legislature to tackle Act 46 in the first 30 days of the session, either through a stay or moratorium of the forced mergers.

“One of the most important issues facing our region is the forced merger of our school districts, so that is one issue at the top of my list,” Scheuermann said. “As always, however, my priorities continue to be greater understanding of, and investment in, our tourism industry, and public policy that encourages private-sector job and economic growth, including the development and deployment of better broadband infrastructure.”

By Tommy Gardner, News and Citizen and Stowe Reporter

"It may be a little over half a year before the two school districts within the Lamoille South Supervisory Union merge into one, but school officials will be in near-constant motion preparing for a series of important dates in those six months.

Superintendent Tracy Wrend recently laid out a timeline between now and July. Actually, two timelines; the two school districts are also preparing their own budgets and elections just in case they prevail in thwarting the merger."

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."