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SVUESD Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union 184 North St, Bennington, VT 05201, USA

Recent News

To Parents/Guardians/Former Students enrolled in any SVSU school between 2000 and 2017 and received special education services:

We are scheduled to send old special education documents to a confidential shredding facility on September 30, 2022. If you would like your documents before they are disposed of, please call us at 802-447-7501 by September 28th, 2022. After that time, these records will be unavailable.

Please be advised that some of the information contained in this file may be needed later on for other purposes such as eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits.

Phone Update

We are aware that we are having phone issues at Central Office and throughout the SVSU. We will have this issue fixed as quickly as possible. Thank you for understanding. Please note that staff emails are still indeed working.

After School Care

Click "read full story" to view the flyer from our friends at the Bennington Rec Center!

2021-2022 Child Find Notice

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union (SVSU) is required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to locate, evaluate, and identify persons with disabilities from birth through age 21, who may be in need of special education, related services, or accommodations in order to access a free appropriate public education; and to provide such needed services for those ages 3 through 21.
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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 seven public elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, a middle/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

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