District News

  • Coronavirus Information - Update March 11, 2020

    As of this moment, Mount Vernon has no confirmed cases. Various district staff have reported indirect contact and consequently have elected to self-quarantine. Indirect contact means that they have been in some proximity to an infected person or associated with someone who may have had contact with a confirmed case. In those instances, guidance from the Department of Health does not recommend that the District take any action. However, as we have worked to reduce possible exposure, we are looking at each situation on a case by case basis and making decisions accordingly. Our primary goal is to ensure that all students and staff remain safe.

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  • School District Begins Thorough Disinfecting of Buildings

    The Mount Vernon City School District’s custodians have begun a thorough disinfecting and sanitizing of its school buildings today, Thursday, March 5th. The cleaning – which will kill all flu-like viruses, including Novel Coronavirus – will be done over the next four days and schools are expected to reopen on Monday morning on a normal schedule.

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  • District Requests Payment from City of Collected Taxes

    From Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools: Today is Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and I regret to announce that the Mount Vernon City School District believes that it has not received ALL collected school and library taxes from the City of Mount Vernon. The City of Mount Vernon collects taxes on behalf of the school district and the library and remits payments on or before February 28 of each year. This is the second year in a row that the City has failed to meet its obligations to remit ALL tax dollars collected to the school district.

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  • Students in District Take a Day to Enjoy Digital Learning

    Students in the Mount Vernon City School District took some time out of their days to observe Digital Learning Day on Thursday, February 27th. The day has been celebrated by the district for the past four years as a way to ask students and staff to step out of their comfort zone and try something new and innovative.

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  • Board of Trustees Endorses Achievements of Administrative Team with Contract Adjustments

    Families and students in the Mount Vernon City School District have seen unprecedented building improvements and academic success over the past five years. To honor these achievements and to keep the district and its students on the path of improvement and growth, the Board of Education is keeping its “Dream Team” of school district administrators together.

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Message from the Principal

  • Greetings,

    I pray that this communication finds you well and excited about the school year. I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve you; the Benjamin Turner family as your instructional leader. I am so excited about the journey that we are embarking on and look forward to our collaborative work to continue the positive trajectory of the students. I encourage each of you to ask yourself what I can do to make a positive change in the lives of our scholars. I and the entire BTMS family want to be instrumental in assisting you to reach that goal.

    I want each of you to know that our students will serve as the foundation for all that we do! The goal of BTMS is to serve our families with fairness with a lens on equity, to set the standard in conduct and actions and to provide your scholars with data driven instruction on a daily basis. There will be a lot asked of each of us in order to provide our scholars with a learning environment that prepares them to be successful members of our society.

    I look forward to a great year and welcome each of you to the BTMS pride!



    Rodney McBride

    Proud Principal

    Mr. McBride

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