SVSU Slideshow of Student Artwork

Emergency/Weather Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals

Click here to visit the SVSU school closings page for web and television information sources

On February 26, the transitional board of the Southwest Vermont Union Elementary School District scheduled an election for Tuesday, April 23 to elect the initial members of the SVUESD Board. Per the articles of agreement from the State Board of Education, Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, and Woodford will each have two seats on the board.

If you are interested in running for that board, please see your Town Clerk for more information and to pick up a candidate petition. Petitions are due to be submitted to your Town Clerk by the end of the business day on March 18.

For more information about the Southwest VT Union Elementary School District, click here.


The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union is committed to developing life-long learners who contribute to their community and succeed in a diverse and evolving global society.

We began our year as a leadership team with a focus on the learning supports we need to best meet the needs of our changing population in an evolving educational environment. Some of the focus areas are high quality early childhood education, positive behavior supports, active learning, digital technology, and social skills. As educational leaders, we are building skills for the future, including problem solving, perseverance, and the ability to apply skills to be college and career ready. Our digital learning is growing to meet these challenges with increasing access to individual technology tools. The success of implementing changes in our classrooms is the direct result of the remarkable work of our teachers, support staff members, principals, and parents. Our classrooms are alive with imagination, energy, and a love for learning.