District News

  • District Leadership Team Takes a Salary Freeze for Upcoming School Year; Dr. Hamilton Now Calls on All-District Employees to Eliminate Increases

    The Superintendent and his cabinet, which includes the district’s leadership team of administrators and support employees, who typically work at the Education Center, have already voluntarily agreed to freeze their salary for the upcoming school year to help the district arrive at an annual spending plan that is acceptable for passage on Tuesday, June 9.

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  • Community Pre-Ks Succeeding with Digital Learning Plans

    Partner organizations of the Mount Vernon City School District that provide full-day pre-kindergarten for hundreds of students across Mount Vernon have met the challenge of rapidly converting their building-based, in-person student learning programs to digital learning.

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  • Schools will be closed for the rest of this academic year.

    A Message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton The Governor has just announced that schools will be closed for the rest of this academic year. While we are all very anxious to resume some normalcy, at least now we have some finality to what the next steps will be. That said, we have initiated a committee that is tasked with making recommendations for how we will commemorate our graduates. We have also established a committee to explore the parameters of our summer school program. Please stay tuned for more information in this regard. We have placed an order for additional laptops through the courtesy of the Mount Vernon Educational Foundation (MVEF). As soon as we receive those devices we will schedule our next distribution. If you are interested in making a donation to the MVEF which is a non-profit organization, please the foundation's website at our www.mtvernoncsd.org/foundaition for more information. We know this is a very challenging time for everyone. I understand that many parents are trying to balance work, family, and now homeschooling. We will get through this together.

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  • Mount Vernon Educational Foundation Raising Funds for MVCSD Students in Need of Laptops

    The Mount Vernon Educational Foundation (MVEF) is calling for donations to help raise money to purchase laptops for the students in the Mount Vernon City School District who are in need of devices as they continue to learn at home.

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  • Mount Vernon City School District Child Care Program Providing for Students and Families

    About 24 students get dropped off at Holmes School each morning during the week for the essential worker childcare program. A total of 52 Mount Vernon City School District students, ages 3 through 12, are enrolled during this time when most school buildings are closed because of the mandate for residents to stay safe at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • Dr. Natasha Hunter - McGregor

    Dr. Natasha Hunter - McGregor , Principal

    Dr. Hunter-McGregor is one of three siblings born into a loving military family. She received her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and her undergraduate degree from Howard University where she graduated from the School of Business with a major in Management. She continued her educational journey to later receive two masters and the degree of Doctor of Education from St. John Fisher College.


    Dr. Hunter-McGregor’s educational career began in Harlem, New York at the age of 21 where she lived, worshipped and taught young people in the community. She worked as a teacher in many capacities, a social studies school based coordinator, teacher of students with disabilities, gifted and talented teacher, literacy coach, AIS provider, curriculum writer integrating the arts, as well as a staff developer for a collective 10 years.


    Dr. Hunter-McGregor later became an assistant principal in the New York City school system where she served for 8 years prior to becoming principal in Mt. Vernon, New York. During her service in the Harlem community, Dr. Hunter-McGregor trained staff from partnering agencies such as City Year of New York, Harlem Children’s Zone, coordinated service activities, instituted new teacher orientation programs in her school and helped to improve academic performance and teacher effectiveness.


    She was an active member of the NAACP, Urban League and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.


    Dr. Hunter-McGregor currently worships in the Mt. Vernon community and continues to put all of her energy into providing a high quality education for the students in her care by working collaboratively with families, staff, district staff, clergy and all key stake holders. She understands the superintendent’s 20/20 Vision and her immediate focus is to ensure that Graham School is taken off of the focus list and re-establishes itself as an institution of learning, whereby all families would like to send their precious little ones.


    Dr. Hunter-McGregor loves sports and arts, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She adores her three children and strives to live her life with purpose, which she credits to the support of her loving parents.


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