PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place virtually, with ALL trustees participating via Zoom to Meeting. Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order #202.1 “CONTINUING TEMPORARY SUSPENSION AND MODIFICATION OF LAWS RELATING TO THE DISASTER EMERGENCY” we will be hosting the meeting without permitting in public in-person access to this meetings. Members of the public may view the meeting LIVE on Facebook at the prescribed start time of the meeting. In addition to the meeting being streamed LIVE it will also be recorded and available for playback on the district’s Board Docs website as soon a practicable following the meeting. The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all public meetings. Due to the nature of this meeting, questions/comments must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Questions/comments may be submitted to email@example.com or via phone at (914) 665-5235 (Leave a message). Questions MUST include your full name and contact information. Questions/Comments will be read into the record by the district clerk during the public comment portion of the meeting. 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 before the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public The meeting will be Live Streamed at can be viewed at www.facebook.com/mountvernoncityschooldistrict it will also be available on the district's website. Meeting Agenda
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.
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.
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.
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.