Board of Education

  • Board Trustees
     

    2018-2019 Mount Vernon Board of Education

    Trustee

    Term

    Committees

    Wanda White
    President

    2018-2021

    Facilities (Chair),

    Arlene Torres
    Vice President   

    2017-2020

    Budget (Chair) Policy,

    Dr. Serigne M. Gningue

    2016-2019

    Education (Chair)

    Rosemarie Jarosz

    2016-2019

    Strategic Planning & School Restructuring (Chair)

    Micah J.B. McOwen 2018-2021 Policy (Chair)
    Darcy Miller

    2018-2021

     Family and Community Engagement

    Melissa Munoz Patterson

    2017-2020

     

    Adriane Saunders

    2016-2019

     Health Safety & Wellness (Chair)
    Special Education Advisory Council (Chair)

    Israel Williams

    2017-2020

    Student Activities (Chair)

     
     
     
  • What is a Board of Education?

    The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district, and is comprised of nine members, elected by the public, who serve three-year terms of office without paid compensation. 

    The areas of Board responsibility include:
    • Exercising educational leadership and drafting policies for the effective operation of the Mount Vernon City School District.
    • Employing the Superintendent of Schools
    • Confirming appointments of administrators, teachers and other district staff members
    • Setting goals for educational standards
    • Adopting a yearly budget and authorizing certain expenditures
    • Expressing and representing the views of the community in matters affecting educational programs and needs of the community.
     
    The Board of Education works in concert with the Superintendent of Schools and his cabinet to discharge these varied and necessary responsibilities.