The Mount Vernon City School District rolled out its three high schools of excellence to parents of eighth-graders in the city at an information session recently. Hundreds of parents in attendance praised the district’s efforts as it prepares to fully enact the 20/20 Vision with a choice of high schools years ahead of schedule.
This fall, the Mount Vernon City School District will begin the transition process of bringing full-day, pre-kindergarten classes into all elementary school buildings. Full-day pre-kindergarten will be phased in across the district over the next three years and is part of the continued implementation of the district’s the 20/20 Vision.
As part of its 20/20 Vision, the Mount Vernon City School District is beginning the process to phase-in and convert all elementary schools to pre-K to eighth-grade buildings, which eliminates the need for a middle school building. This will ensure continuity of care and instruction for students and supports the substantial evidence that pre-k to eight-grade building configurations further assist in the success and retention of students.
The Mount Vernon City School District administration presented an update to the Board of Education on progress of the 20/20 Vision during the board’s Jan. 9 meeting, which showed the academic transformation is ahead of schedule. The presentation included announcing details on the high schools of choice, the universal pre-kindergarten phase-in and the eighth-grade configuration. The district’s school restructuring efforts, alongside the district’s facilities and grounds improvements, will create new opportunities for students and transform public education in Mount Vernon. District administrators have researched and customized these efforts to fit the city’s demographics and the district’s needs.
The District categorically denies the false and baseless allegations set forth in the complaint filed on behalf of Mr. Bailey. Mr. Bailey is the subject of an ongoing disciplinary proceeding pursuant to section 3020-a of the New York State Education Law which Mr. Bailey has chosen to make open to the public. Many of the disciplinary charges directly relate to the allegations raised in Mr. Bailey’s complaint. It is our belief that the complaint represents an ongoing pattern of behavior on the part of Mr. Bailey to obfuscate the real issue; Mr. Bailey’s performance as a classroom teacher and employee of the District. The District intends to vigorously contest the allegations in the appropriate forum and further intends to defend the reputations of the administrators identified as defendants in the complaint.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Special Education Advisory Council Meeting
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Parent University : The Only Subject That Counts ( Math)
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM New York State Regents Exams
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