School Administrative Unit (SAU) 70 is the nation's first interstate school district comprising the towns of Hanover, New Hampshire and Norwich, Vermont. SAU 70 consists of four schools and four boards
A rich diversity of students challenges the Hanover and Norwich community to provide a stimulating and sound educational experience that will inspire a lifetime of learning. At the Hanover, Norwich, and Dresden School Districts we respect this diversity, the uniqueness of individuals, and the contributions all can make to the greater human community. We believe that an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect is essential to the educational process. We actively seek to inspire, appreciate, and reward excellence and creativity among students and staff. We acknowledge our reliance on the resources, support, and inspiration of the local community as we pursue our educational dreams. Moreover, we respond to the community in its commitment to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.
Programs and staff to support the development of individuals as they become aware of their personal needs and aspirations, shift from concrete to abstract reasoning, learn to make decisions affecting their learning and educational program, and learn to become responsible members of groups.
A diversity of challenging experiences enrich students, choosing responsibly, can become involved to an appropriate degree.
The encouragement and opportunities to strive for and experience excellence within the school community.
Instruction that give students the opportunity to master basic academic competencies.
Instructional programs that give students smooth transition from elementary school, steady progress through middle and high schools; and high quality preparation for independent learning, a college education, vocational training, and employment.
A safe physical environment that enhances the academic, athletic, and social goals of the school and the community.
A school community that fosters mutual trust and respect; expects courtesy and care for property; fosters acceptance of legitimate authority, seeks clear and effective communications; promotes cooperation with parents, protects the rights of everyone, including the right to voice one's opinion; encourages a fair and open process whereby problems are solved, considers the ethical dimension of actions affecting the school and the local community; and supports students and staff as fellow learners.
Regular evaluation of the effectiveness of the total program and its participants.
The School Administrative Unit (SAU) provides an administrative support structure for the school districts of Hanover, Norwich, and Dresden. Each of these districts is governed by its own school board.