SVSU Slideshow of Student Artwork

Emergency/Weather Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals

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The SVUESD Board Members were elected on April 23, 2019. Please don't forget to vote on the district's FY20 budget on Tuesday, June 11. Please contact your town clerk for more details.

The Southwest VT Union Elementary School District is responsible for the prekindergarten through grade 6 education of students residing in the towns of Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, and Woodford.


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.