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  • Pownal Elementary School
    Attn: Southwest VT Union Elementary School Distric Board
    94 School House Road
    Pownal, VT 05261


The Southwest VT Union Elementary School District (SVUESD), is responsible for the prekindergarten through grade 6 in Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford, and prekindergarten through grade 5 in the town of Bennington. This includes 6 elementary schools.

Any Pownal Resident can run for a seat on the school board, and those who do run are motivated by a variety of reasons. The most common reason to run for a seat is because the candidate has a child in the schools and wants to have an impact on that child's education. Other reasons include aspiring to a position in town governance, seeking to improve the standing of the school district, or to taking the district in a new direction. Whatever the reason is, we encourage you to become involved in our wonderful school.

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Current Roster

Note: Chair and Vice Chair have off-meeting warrant signature authority.
School Board Term Expiration
Cynthia Brownell - Vice Chair
1) Finance
3 yr2022
Tammy Sohl - Clerk
1) Food Advisory
3 yr2023
Dick Frantz
3 yr2023
Susan Hoag
1) Personnel
3 yr2024
Jeff Leake
3 yr2024
Scott McEnaney - Chair
1) Negotiations: Teachers
2) Technology
3 yr2024
Christopher Murphy - Chair
1) Policy
3 yr2024
Chaila Sekora
Negotiations - Administrator
3 yr2023

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