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Community Recovery Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, 246 S Stream Rd, Bennington, VT 05201, USA

Recent News

All School Closed - November 24

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union was notified of several positive tests of COVID-19 that affect multiple schools. Following the Vermont Public Health guidelines, our schools will not have the minimum number of students and staff required to operate. Therefore, all SVSU schools, programs, and offices will be closed for staff and students tomorrow, November 24.

Community Recovery Meeting

Click "read full story" to view information about the upcoming meeting about updates and planning for the continued use of ESSER Funding.

Pownal Elementary - No School

Due to lack of water pressure at Pownal Elementary School, the building will be closed tomorrow, Friday November 5, for staff and students.

Understanding Special Education

Please join the SVSU in welcoming Dr. Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie, Independent Living Coordinator for the Vermont Center for Independent Living. Dr. Komabu-Pomeyie will present to our community virtually on November 8th from 7-8pm. This one-hour online presentation will help families better understand their child's IEPs. It will also help family members learn how to advocate for their students in the IEP process. All are welcome to attend with advance registration. This workshop is most suitable for families of students with IEPs. Please register by November 5.
Central Office, brick building with American flag out front

About Us

Whether you are a current community member of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, considering a move to the area, or just stopping by - welcome! SVSU is made up of six public elementary schools, a middle school, one high school, and an early education program with two locations. We serve over three thousand learners a year in five Southern Vermont towns.
We pride ourselves in making sure all members of our community are represented in our schools, serving not only our students, but their families and extended families. Through thriving community programs, such as developmental screenings at the pre-k level, and free lunch for all of our students, we strive to cultivate a community of lifelong learners.
In an effort to make SVSU more equitable, we've revamped our website to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Though ADA became a law in 1990, it has been interpreted and expanded in recent years to reflect the virtual age. This means that our website is now able to be read by screen readers, tools that our visually impaired neighbors use to surf the web, among other improvements.
I encourage you to explore our new site. Check out the new way our Board documents are displayed. You will also be able to locate the policies and procedures we use to ensure equity for our whole community. We're hopeful that you will find the resources for students and families helpful as you navigate your time learning with SVSU.  
Take some time to explore. And thank you for stopping by,
James Culkeen
SVSU Superintendent

At A Glance

  • 8 Public Schools
  • 3,058 learners
  • 100% receive free breakfast and lunch
  • 23 varsity sports