Mount Vernon is the region's final district to reopen schools, but will it last?

Mount Vernon's youngest students returned to school buildings today after eight months at home, but their stay could be short. The urban school district with about 8,000 students is the last in the Lower Hudson Valley to open its doors, and Superintendent Kenneth Hamilton acknowledged that, with COVID-19 numbers rising, it might not be for long.

District News

  • Public to Vote on $266M School Budget for 2022-23

    On June 21, Mount Vernon voters will decide on a $266,063,496 school district budget for the coming year. The budget calls for no increase – 0 percent – in the tax levy. The budget has been revised from the original draft voters did not approve on May 17. The revised budget was adopted May 23 by the Board of Education. It will be the seventh budget in the last nine years that has not called for an increase in the tax levy.

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  • School District Hosts Tenure Awards Ceremony June 7

    The Mount Vernon City School District is hosting its Annual Tenure Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7 at the Board of Education meeting at Graham School. The event will also be streamed on Facebook Live. Educators honored by receiving tenure this year are ...

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  • Board of Education Special Meeting - 5-23-2022

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022, beginning at 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM. The purpose of the meeting is to meet with legal counsel. It is anticipated the Board will act on a resolution to adopt the revised budget. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235. Members of the public may view the meeting LIVE on Facebook and the district website at the prescribed start time. The meeting will also be recorded and available for playback on the district's Board Docs website. You will be able to find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs before the meeting. Meeting Agenda 

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  • Budget Vote, BOE Election Results

    Mount Vernon voters did not support the $266.7 million school budget for 2022-2023. Voters elected four Board of Education members.

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  • Residents Enjoy Fun, Educational Health Fair

    Parents and children enjoyed music, exercise, free produce and much more at the Mount Vernon City School District’s “Spring into Wellness” Health Fair today, May 14, 2022.

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About Williams Wildcats

  • The Edwards Williams School is located in a culturally diverse section of Mount Vernon, New York. We offer an integrated curriculum that adheres to the high education standards of the New York State Department of Education. The classes encompass students from Pre-K through Grade Six. Our staff of over 60 is made of administrators, teachers, and specialists who are committed to meet the intellectual, academic, physical, cultural, social and emotional needs of our children.

     Educating the whole child is the most important goal at Edward Williams Elementary School. Our staff includes a full-time nurse, social worker, psychologist, speech therapist, and school counselor. We also have two Reading Specialists who use the pull-out and push-in teaching system. Creative teaching strategies are used to incorporate the arts and the community into the lives of all our children. All of our 500 children are embraced daily regardless of their backgrounds or living conditions.

     In addition to classroom instruction, intervention instruction is offered in all the academic areas. Many proven academic programs are offered including, resource, and special education classes. Academic intervention service programs are also available.

     We boast of an after-school program that serves our students in Grades 3-6. Currently this year, we have Academic Power Hour which provides enrichment academic support Monday - Wednesday.  Also, on Thursday and Friday, we have a  program in collaboration with the Empire Program that exposes the students to the world of STEAM with wonderful hands-on activities.

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