In Celebration of the Arts 2019- THIS SATURDAY

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  • Auditorium will be dedicated to Phylicia Rashad at First Annual In Celebration of the Arts 2019

    The event will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Nellie A. Thornton High School. The school’s newly renovated 1,685-seat Woods Auditorium is being renamed The Phylicia Rashad Auditorium and dedicated to the renowned Emmy-nominated, Tony Award-winning actress and director. Rashad is also an active Mount Vernon resident and philanthropist. In Celebration of the Arts 2019 will feature performances by artists from Broadway, Metropolitan Opera, film, television, and the recording industry, as well as students from the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program.

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  • WCC tol Hold Information Session

    On Thursday, October 29th, Westchester Community College’s Mount Vernon Extension Center, who will host an information session exclusively for Mount Vernon City School District employees. While open to all, the target audience is Local 338/Lunch Monitors and CSEA employees and their families. The information session will bring to the attention of district employees WCC Mount Vernon Extension Center’s location and educational opportunities available to them. There will be an overview of Financial Aid and Scholarships for which they might be eligible inclusive of information about New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship (With the passage of the FY 2018 State Budget, New York is now home to the nation's first accessible college program - The Excelsior Scholarship. Under this groundbreaking program, more than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State). Refreshments will be served.

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  • District encourages continued progress at convocation launching 2019-2020 school year

    Hundreds of teachers, administrators and staff packed the auditorium of The Mount Vernon High School on September 3 to take part in a convocation launching the 2019-2020 school year. The event featured reflections on recent successes from Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton and a unique keynote speaker who implored teachers to take a new approach if they want to continue to elevate outcomes.

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  • Energy and Excitement Abound During Mount Vernon’s First Day of School

    Students and parents at the Mount Vernon City School District’s schools flashed wide smiles and emotions as they were greeted by teachers and administrators to open the 2019-2020 school year September 4.

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  • District Does it Again - Complies with 2019 Property Tax Cap- Ensuring Taxpayers will Receive Rebate Checks

    The Property Tax Relief Credit, which replaced the Property Tax Freeze Credit, is a program that provides additional relief to taxpayers who are already receiving the Basic/Enhanced STAR, or School Tax Assessment Relief, Exemption or Credit. Therefore, taxpayers can receive this credit from the state in addition to their STAR Exemption. Under STAR, homeowners see a reduction in the assessed value of their homes, which is used to calculate their school taxes.

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