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  • Board of Education Meeting

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at The Education Center, 165 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, beginning at 6:30 PM. The Board of Trustees welcomes public comment at all Board of Education meetings. Members of the public wishing to address the Board must sign up with the District Clerk by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. You may sign up by phone at (914) 665-5235, email at rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.orgor 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. www.livestream.com/mvcsdondemand Meeting Agenda

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  • MVHS Launches Aquatic Courses as Part of High School Physical Education Curriculum

    After being closed for most of a decade, Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton and members of the Mount Vernon City School District celebrated the opening of the renovated MVHS swimming pool in December 2017. Since its opening, the pool has been used for community swim lessons, and in January 2019, the high school launched an aquatics program as part of its freshman physical education curriculum.

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  • Phylicia Rashad Hosts Master Class for Mount Vernon Students

    Emmy Award-nominated and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad presented a master class for 150 students in grades 9-12 on March 18, 2019. Following the Mount Vernon Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program’s spring performance of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” earlier in the month, Rashad shared her experience as director of the August Wilson play at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2016.

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  • Board Adopts 2019-2020 Budget with Zero Percent Increase in Tax Levy

    The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education voted unanimouslyon Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to approve a proposed $256,080,057 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year. For the fourth time in five years, the board and administration are putting forward a budget with a zero percent increase in the tax levy.

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  • FINAL AUDITIONS: MV Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program

    The Mount Vernon City School District's Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program will hold a FINAL round of auditions for the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 beginning at 5PM at Thornton High School (121 S. 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY). Please bring a completed application with you to the audition. 2019-2020 Application

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Superintendent's Message

  • Dear Parents/Guardians

    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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