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

By Josh O'Gorman, Stowe Reporter

https://vtdigger.org/2018/12/16/scott-state-board-education-power-mergers/

State Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, took some comfort in the governor’s candor.

“I am obviously pleased that the governor does not believe the state board should be able to dissolve school boards and school districts,” Scheuermann said.

However, she disagreed with Scott regarding where exactly that authority should lie.

“I think, in 2015, the Legislature showed a great degree of cowardice by delegating the responsibility and authority to dissolve school boards and school districts to the State Board of Education,” she said.

Scheuermann said she will introduce two bills in the upcoming legislative session. One would invalidate the merger plan approved by the state board; the other would require all mergers to receive the approval of voters within the districts.

By Lola Duffort, VTDigger.org Staff

https://vtdigger.org/2018/12/13/first-lawsuit-challenging-forced-act-46-mergers-filed/

"The lawsuit alleges the state board violated both the Vermont and U.S. constitutions and Act 46.

"The State Board failed to articulate the standard it used to evaluate the proposal and instead engaged in ad-hoc decision-making, therefore denying EMUU-Stowe due process of law," the school districts wrote in their complaints."

By Josh O'Gorman, Stowe Reporter Staff

https://www.stowetoday.com/news_and_citizen/news/local_news/governor-questions-authority-of-state-board-of-education/article_967a8864-fee6-11e8-aafa-973afc04a259.html

"State Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, took some comfort in the governor’s candor.

“I am obviously pleased that the governor does not believe the state board should be able to dissolve school boards and school districts,” Scheuermann said.

However, she disagreed with Scott regarding where exactly that authority should lie.

“I think, in 2015, the Legislature showed a great degree of cowardice by delegating the responsibility and authority to dissolve school boards and school districts to the State Board of Education,” she said.

Scheuermann said she will introduce two bills in the upcoming legislative session. One would invalidate the merger plan approved by the state board; the other would require all mergers to receive the approval of voters within the districts."