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

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.

By Neal Goswami, WCAX TV

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/The-Vermont-House-to-vote-on-merger-delay-505502951.html

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, whose home district will be granted a delay, pushed House leadership to allow the votes and says she wishes her original plan had passed instead.

"We really pushed and they were gracious to allow it to happen. We really felt it important to express our views and the views of our constituents and to ensure we had some opportunity to give them to extend this merger deadline so these mergers can be done in the right way and a way that works for all of our students," Scheuermann said.