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Norwich School Board

The Norwich School Board has five board members. Four board members serve three-year terms and are voting members of the Dresden School Board and one board member serves a two-year term and is a non-voting member of the Dresden School Board. Norwich School Board meetings are held in the Marion Cross School Library in Norwich, VT on the first Wednesday of every month with a few exceptions. All meetings, except for Executive Session meetings, are open to the public. Videos of board meetings are available from CATV's Video on Demand.

Filing, Voting and Election Information

Absentee Ballot Procedure:
Voters who will be unable to vote on Election Day due to absence from town, religious commitments, or physical disability may vote by absentee ballot. Voters desiring to vote by absentee ballot need to submit a signed request form to obtain a ballot. Voters may request an absentee ballot from the Superintendent of Schools office, 41 Lebanon St, Suite 2, Hanover (603-643-6050) kateoconnor@sau70.org, or from the Norwich Town Clerk's office.

Forms may be returned by email to kateoconnor@sau70.org, mail, fax (603-643-3073), or in person. A separate request form is necessary for the Norwich and Dresden ballots. If the absentee voter does not elect to complete the ballot in the Superintendent/Town Clerk’s office, the ballot will be mailed to the absentee voter. In compliance with voting regulations, absentee voters will not be allowed to leave the office with a ballot.

If you are requesting a ballot for another person, you may pick up or request a form, take the form to the absentee voter, obtain that person's signature, and return the request form to the Superintendent/Town Clerk's office. The absentee ballot will then be mailed to the absentee voter.
For those interested in running for Norwich school district positions: Candidates Filing for District Officers have until Monday, January 29. The directors needed are two School Board members, one for a three-year term and one for a two-year term. Filing papers are available in the Town Clerk's office, Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PETITIONS for inclusion in the NORWICH SCHOOL DISTRICT WARRANT must be received by 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 18. Petitions may be brought to Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT.

The Annual Town Meeting will take place on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Tracy Hall in Norwich, VT at 7:00 p.m. No voting will take place at this meeting.

Voting Day will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Tracy Hall.

Meetings and Budget Information

Norwich School Board Special Meetings and Committee Meetings 2017-2018

Special Board Meetings

Thursday, July 6, 2017 7:00 p.m. at the Marion Cross Library

Friday, September 22, 2017 1:30 p.m. at the SAU office. (Meeting will immediately go into nonpublic session)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:30 p.m. at Hanover High School Library.


Negotiations Committee Meetings

Thursday, July 13, 2017 4:00 p.m. at the SAU Office

Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:30 p.m. at the SAU office (Meeting will immediately go into nonpublic session)

Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 p.m. at the SAU office. (Meeting will immediately go into nonpublic session)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:30 p.m. at Marion Cross School. (Meeting will immediately go into nonpublic session)

Fact-finder's Report regarding negotiations between the Norwich Support Staff and the Norwich School Board

Fact-finder's Report regarding negotiations between the Norwich Teachers' Association and the Norwich School Board

Norwich Teacher's Contract Agreement

Norwich Support Staff Contract Agreement

Budget Committee Meeting

Friday, September 27, 2017 1:00 p.m. at Marion Cross School. Budget materials available here

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:00 p.m. at the SAU office. Click here for budget materials.

Vermont Education Funding System and Potential Effects of H911 on Norwich

2018-19 budget documentation

Committee Assignments

Budget Committee
Neil Odell

Enrichment Grants Committee
Lauren Morando Rhim

Finance Committee
Lauren Morando Rhim

Foreign Language Planning Committee
Jim Mackall

Negotiations Committee
Tom Candon, Neil Odell

Policy Committee
Tom Candon, Kelley Hersey

Liaisons and Representatives

Recreation Council Liaison
Lauren Morando Rhim

Parent Teacher Organization
Kelley Hersey

VSBA Rep/Legislative Network Rep
Neil Odell

Norwich School Board Members

Tom Candon - Norwich Chair (term expires 2020) 
1183 Union Village Road
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: 802-649-5292
Email Tom Candon
Kelley Hersey - Dresden Secretary  (term expires 2019) 
330 Hopson Road
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: 802-649-2489
Email Kelley Hersey
Jim Mackall - Norwich Vice Chair (term expires 2020) 
36 Goodrich Four Corners
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: 802-457-4848
Email Jim Mackall
Lauren Morando Rhim - Norwich Secretary (term expires 2020)
P.O. Box 483
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: 301-655-1992
Email Lauren Rhim
Neil Odell - Dresden Chair (term expires 2021) 
1445 Union Village Road
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: 802-649-3089
Email Neil Odell