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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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  • District Seeks Residents to Serve of Audit Committee

    The Mount Vernon City School District is seeking residents of the City to serve on the District’s Audit Committee. The Audit Committee, Chaired by Trustee Melissa Muñoz Patterson, is comprised of the Assistant Superintendent for Business, the District’s Treasurer and three (3) community volunteers who are appointed by the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. According to Board of Education Policy #5000, Audit Committee the Committee shall: Recommend internal and external audit plans to the Board, specifying the areas of District operations to be reviewed for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, operating efficiency and effectiveness; Receive and review the resulting audit reports; and propose recommendations to the Board for action as may be necessary and appropriate; Receive and review the report of the external auditor on any findings commented on during the annual audit report, and the management response thereto, and propose recommendations to the Board for action as may be necessary and appropriate; Oversee the selection of the internal auditor and the external auditor, pursuant to the relevant Board policies, and make recommendations to the Board for appointment to said positions; and Perform any other responsibilities outlined by the Board and/or as listed in the District’s Audit Committee Charter Members of the community interested in serving on the audit committee should submit a letter of interest and a resume to Assistant Superintendent for Business Ken Silver at ksilver@mtvernoncsd.org, no later than August 5, 2019.

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  • District to Expand Digital Learning through Interactive TechBooks for Science Students in Grades 7-12

    The Mount Vernon City School District is excited to announce the commencement of a new phase of its multiyear partnership with Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Beginning this school year, MVCSD science teachers in grades 7-12 will have access to Discovery Education’s award-winning Science Techbook, which empowers educators to create immersive digital learning experiences that more deeply engage students in classroom instruction.

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    Good faith efforts have been made to ensure that our site complies with New York State standards on website accessibility (New York State OFT Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications).

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