Rep. Sue Scherer
Full-time legislator; former public school teacher of 34 years in Decatur and Maroa-Forsyth; graduate, St. Teresa High School in Decatur; B.S., Illinois State University; M.Ed., Eastern Illinois University; has four children and five grandchildren.
Scherer, Legislators Deliver Letter to Department of Education On Unfairness of Standardized Testing
DECATUR, Ill. – Together with almost 40 of her colleagues, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, delivered a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, requesting that Illinois schools receive an exemption from taking the Illinois standardized tests in spring of 2021 as mandated by the federal government due to stress and disarray caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
DECATUR, Ill. – Following a proposal to slash the city of Springfield’s fire department budget by $1.4 million, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is urging city leaders to find other budget solutions that would protect local firefighters and emergency services and stop dangerous cuts to a critical emergency department.
DECATUR, Ill. – As the student loan crisis continues to impact college students nationwide, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is supporting legislation to protect college students from carrying the burden of unnecessary student loan debt.
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s annual budget address:
Scherer Fights For Students and Educators as Chair Elementary & Secondary Education Administration, Licensing & Charter School Committee
DECATUR, Ill. – As the returning Chairwoman of the Elementary & Secondary Education Administration, Licensing & Charter School Committee, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, will be focused on allocating the correct resources to educators to support students experiencing the trauma of COVID-19 and creating sustainable ways for Illinois schools to cope with the changes caused by the pandemic during the 102nd General Assembly.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, issued the following statement after being sworn into the 102nd General Assembly on Wednesday: “After a year unlike any we have seen before, our state faces unprecedented challenges that will take hard work, grit...
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is encouraging local residents to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline for health insurance coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2021.
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is encouraging local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for relief funding through the second installment of the BIG (Business Interruption Grant) program.
DECATUR, Ill. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Illinoisans statewide, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is encouraging residents who have tested positive with moderate symptoms to take advantage of telehealth resources.
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is partnering with the Central Illinois Blood Center to host a blood drive for local hospitals in Decatur and Springfield to help address blood shortages.