PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Education Center, 165 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Board of Education welcomes public comment at all regularly scheduled meetings. There will be an opportunity for public comment at this meeting. Members of the public wishing to address the Board must sign up with the District Clerk by 4 p.m. on June 18, 2019. You may sign up by phone at (914) 665-5235, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person Monday through Friday 8AM-4PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235. You will be able to find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs prior the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public The meeting will be Live Streamed at can be viewed at https://livestream.com/mvcsdondemand Meeting Agenda
June 8, 2019, the Mount Vernon City School District and the Mount Vernon Police Department (MVPD) partnered to host ‘Beyond the Badge,’ a field day for students in grades 4-6 and law enforcement officers. The first annual event seeks to promote partnerships between school, families, community and law enforcement by helping students identify law enforcement as allies and not adversaries.
The auditorium that was once the crown gem of the city of Mount Vernon has been restored to its past glory. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the fully renovated historic Nellie A. Thornton High School auditorium on Friday, June 7, 2019, marking the completion of another milestone for the District’s 20/20 Academic Vision.
The Mount Vernon City School District has been notified by the NYS Education Department that the Public School Choice requirement under the old federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation will not be required for identified schools in accountability for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school year. The public school choice is an option for those districts that choose to continue offering it in 2018-19.
The Mount Vernon City School District will not be offering the public school choice option in 2018-19. Students who have previously transferred under public school choice will be allowed to remain in the school they transferred to until the highest grade in that school. Public school choice will be required in the 2020-2021 school year under certain conditions. As we near that year the district will provide parents which schools in accountability will be required to offer the public school choice option and the procedures to follow to access the option
El Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon ha notificado al Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon que el requisito de Opción de Escuela Pública bajo la vieja legislación federal Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás (NCLB) no será requerido para las escuelas identificadas en rendición de cuentas para el 2018-19 y 2019-2020 año escolar. La opción de escuela pública es una opción para aquellos distritos que decidan continuar ofreciéndola en 2018-19.
El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon no ofrecerá la opción de elección de escuela pública en 2018-19. Los estudiantes que hayan sido transferidos previamente bajo la opción de escuela pública podrán permanecer en la escuela a la que transfirieron hasta el grado más alto en esa escuela. La elección de escuela pública se requerirá en el año escolar 2020-2021 bajo ciertas condiciones. A medida que nos acercamos a ese año, el distrito les proporcionará a los padres las escuelas responsables que deberán ofrecer la opción de elección de escuela pública y los procedimientos a seguir para acceder a la opción.
Kenneth R. Hamilton, Ed.D.
Superintendente de Escuelas
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