Board of Education

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    2017-2018 Mount Vernon Board of Education

    Trustee

    Term

    Committees

    Adriane G. Saunders
    President

    2016-2019

    Facilities (Co-Chair), Special Education (Chair), Budget

    Wanda White
    Vice President   

    2015-2018

    Facilities (Co-Chair), Education

    Dr. Serigne M. Gningue

    2016-2019

    Education (Chair)

    Rosemarie Jarosz

    2016-2019

    Strategic Pallning & School Restructuring

    Micah J.B. McOwen 2015-2018 Policy (Chair), Family and Community Engagement
    Stanley Russo

    2017-2020

    Audit (Chair), Budget (Chair), Clubs

    Arlene Torres

    2017-2020

    Policy, Education

    Israel Williams

    2017-2020

    Family and Community Engagement (Chair)

    Lesly Zamor

    2015-2018

    Strategic Planning & School Restructuring (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.