Welcome to SAU 70

School is canceled today, Wednesday, January 18, due to road conditions.  All schools in the Hanover, Dresden and Norwich school districts are closed.
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.

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.
Filing to Run:  If you are interested in running for office, please note these dates to file (apply) to run:
  • Hanover:  3 school board seats for 3-year terms.  File at the SAU office January 18-27. Same dates for 1-year seats as Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer.
  • Dresden:  File at the SAU office January 17-27.  Seats are for 1-year terms as Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer; Auditors: 1-, 2- and 3-year terms.
  • Norwich:  2 school board seats for 3-years terms: File with the Norwich Clerk by January 30 (must have petition with 30 signatures).
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

Central Staff Development Committee - Review of enrichment-grant proposals, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, Hanover High School Conference Room
Hanover School Board, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, FY18 Budget Deliberations, Ray School Music Room
Norwich School Board, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, FY18 Budget Deliberations, Marion School Multipurpose Room
SAU 70 Board Public Hearing and Budget Adoption, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, Hanover High School Library - Consider and vote on possible decreases in the FY18 budget.
Dresden School Board, Public Hearing & Budget Adoption, and Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, Hanover High School Library
Hanover School BoardPublic Hearing & Budget Adoption, and Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, Ray School Music Room
Norwich School BoardPublic Hearing & Budget Adoption, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, Marion School Multipurpose Room
Norwich School Board (regular meeting), 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, Marion Cross School Library

Page updated 1/18/17

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.

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SAU Webmaster,
Jan 11, 2017, 5:17 AM