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 Google Site Search. It will search only within the contents of this website.

Last Day of School, 2014

The last day of school for both Norwich and Hanover/Dresden will be Friday, June 20, 2014.

Changes to the Ray Elementary School


Proposed classroom addition
The Hanover Building Committee and the Hanover School Board thank the voters, who on March 4th approved the bond to allow improvements on the Bernice A. Ray School.  Video Tour:  Link to video of a conversation with Superintendent Frank Bass and a tour of the Ray School with Principal Matt Laramie showing areas of the school building in need of renovations.
Link to the committee's Web page, where you can see an overview of the project and the budget.


RMS Renaissance Fair stained glass project
Coming Meetings

Dresden School Board, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, Hanover High School Library

Hanover Budget Committee, 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, Superintendent's Office

Dresden School Board Retreat, 4:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, Richmond Middle School Library

Norwich School Board, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, Marion Cross School Library

SAU 70 Board, 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 12, Hanover High School Library

Central Staff Development Committee, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, Ray School Office Conference Room

Hanover School Board Retreat, 4:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, Richmond Middle School Library

Norwich School Board Retreat, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, the Norwich Inn

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.