Welcome to SAU 70

Welcome to the website for School Administrative Unit #70, public schools of Hanover NH and Norwich VT. Here you will find information related to our four schools and school boards/committees, and parent information such as school closings, bus routes, school calendars and meals. You will also find contact information for the administrative offices, employee benefits information, job openings, and archives detailing various accomplishments and reports regarding the school district. If you're looking for something in particular, please try the "Search this site" field above. It will search only within the contents of this website.

2016-17 Budgets and Voting (March 1st)

The Hanover, Norwich and Dresden School Boards have adopted the 2016-17 school year budgets.  Click here to link to information on budgets.  The Hanover/Dresden schools' annual report is also on the budgets page.  Voting on these budgets will be Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Hanover High School Gym and Tracy Hall.

Absentee Ballots

The 2016 school election will be Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hanover High School Gym for Hanover residents, and Tracy Hall for Norwich residents.  If you will not be able to vote March 1st, you can click here for information about requesting an absentee ballot.

Studying School Consolidation Through Vermont's Act 46

Members of the Norwich School Board met with other Vermont school boards  to study Vermont's Act 46, which offers incentives to school districts to consolidate.  At the end of January, the Norwich Board learned that because Norwich is part of an interstate district, it is not affected by Act 46.  The Board has withdrawn from the Act 46 Study Committee.

RMS Renaissance Fair stained glass project
Coming Meetings

Dresden School Board, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, Hanover High School Library
Dresden School District Annual Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25, Hanover High School Auditorium - Discussion phase of what will be on the ballot March 1
Hanover School District Annual Meeting, 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 27, Hanover High School Auditorium - Discussion phase of what will be on the ballot March 1
Voting Day:  7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, Tracy Hall for Norwich residents and Hanover High School Gym for Hanover residents

Updated 2/10/16

SAU 70 Mission Statement


SAU 70 schools are an active learning community that provides broad academic and cocurricular programs. We engage students' minds, hearts and voices so that they become educated, caring and responsible adults. All students are given the opportunity and encouragement to use their:
  • Minds to pursue excellence, academic challenge and personal success.
  • Hearts to respect and care for the emotional and physical well-being of themselves and others, and for the environment.
  • Voices to speak for the common good.

Link to a longer version of the SAU 70 mission statement.

Readings for Dresden Mini-Retreat, November 17, 2015
Below are reading materials for a mini-retreat on education held by the Dresden Board at their November meeting.
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SAU Webmaster,
Nov 16, 2015, 7:23 AM
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SAU Webmaster,
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Carol Edwards,
Dec 1, 2015, 12:28 PM