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.

 New Ray School Principal

We are pleased to announce that the selection committee has selected Lisa Sjostrom to be the new Ray Principal, beginning July 1. Link to her resume:
Lisa Sjostrom

Annual Report for Hanover/Dresden Schools 2016-17

Link here to the 2016-17 Annual Report for the Hanover/Dresden School Districts.  You will find the warrants for the March 7th election, who's running for office, and information about the schools.  Plenty of photos of and by students, too!

SAU Selects New Superintendent

Hanover, N.H. (Jan. 10, 2017) – The School Administrative Unit 70 school board tonight selected Dr. Jay Badams to be the next superintendent of the Hanover, N.H., and Norwich, Vt., schools.  The board will now enter contract negotiations with Dr. Badams, who will assume the position on July 1, the day after the retirement of current SAU 70 Superintendent Dr. Frank Bass. 
“After casting a wide net in our search, the board is very pleased to welcome Dr. Badams and his family to our community and to announce his selection as our next superintendent,” said SAU 70 School Board Chairman Carey Callaghan.  Click here for the entire announcement.

School Elections, March 7, 2017

The election for Board candidates and the schools' budgets will take place Tuesday, March 7, at the Hanover High School Gym and Tracy Hall.
Norwich Negotiations are under way.  Link to a page with information about these discussions.
Other Budget information for the 2017-18 school year can be found on the Budgets page.  

RMS Renaissance Fair stained glass project
Coming Meetings

Dresden School Board, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, Hanover High School Library
Norwich Negotiations Committee, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Marion Cross School Library - Negotiations with Support Staff union.
Dresden School District Annual Meeting (Discussion Phase), 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Hanover High School Auditorium
Hanover School District Annual Meeting (Discussion Phase), 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Hanover High School Auditorium
Norwich School District and Town Annual Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 6, Tracy Hall, Norwich
Voting Day for All School Districts, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, Hanover High School Gymnasium and Tracy Hall in Norwich
Norwich School Board, Organizational and Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, Marion Cross School Library

Page updated 2/21/17

SAU 70 Mission Statement


SAU 70 schools are an active learning community that provides broad academic and co-curricular 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.

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