About Northern Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom(NEK)
Nestled between the Green Mountains and the Connecticut River in northern Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom comprises the three northeastern-most counties of the state -- Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties. Vermont's largest and least populated region, the Northeast Kingdom is treasured by residents and visitors alike for its natural resources, traditional landscapes and lifestyles that have made the Vermont experience one to be cherished. It is a region that resonates with those who seek personal growth and development.
North Country Supervisory Union is responsible for the education of students in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont towns of Brighton, Charleston, Coventry, Derby, Ferdinand, Holland, Jay, Lowell, Morgan, Newport City, Newport Town, Troy and Westfield. There are ten elementary schools in the Supervisory Union, as well as preschool programs and the Encore After-School and Summer Program. The North Country Union Junior High School in Derby is home to approximately 275 seventh through eighth grade students from seven of those towns, while North Country Union High School and the North Country Career Center host more than 800 ninth through twelfth grade students from all twelve member districts.
Formerly Orleans Essex North Supervisory Union (OENSU) which goes back to the 1960’s, the name was changed to North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU) July 1, 2008 and approved by the Vermont Agency of Education to enable us to better identify with our North Country Union High and Junior High Schools. The change also lessened confusion among the other supervisory unions. NCSU is SU31, geographically the largest Supervisory Union in Vermont with 520 Square miles, of which the inclusive schools are encompassed by two counties, Orleans and Essex.
Please refer to the Vermont map at the right for the locations of NCSU Schools. North Country Supervisory Union SU31 is highlighted in green.
During times of inclement weather school closings will be communicated first through area radio and television stations. The radio station that will be notified is: 92.1 MOO FM.
The decision to close schools is determined by the ability for buses to navigate roads and safely distribute students throughout the district. School days missed must be made up.