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Board of Education

Board Trustees

The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education - the official policy-making body of the school district - works closely with the Superintendent of Schools and his administration to oversee educational and enrichment programs to provide the best possible outcomes for students. The nine board members are elected by the public and service three-year terms 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.

Feedback from the school community is welcomed by all members of the Board of Education either at monthly meetings or via email at the addresses listed below. 

Board Meetings

The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education meets monthly to conduct the routine and necessary business of the District. Meetings are held at the Mount Vernon City School District Education Center located at 165 N. Columbus Avenue. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Special meetings can be called, as necessary, to address emerging and urgent matters.  

2022-2023 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Reorganizational Meeting

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Regular Meeting
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 (Moved for Labor Day) Regular Meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Regular Meeting/BOCES Vote

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Regular Meeting/2023-24 Budget Public Hearing @ MVHS

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Regular Meeting/ Budget Vote/Trustee Election

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Regular Meeting @ MVHS

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Regular Meeting @ MVHS

 

Board Committees

The Mount Vernon City School District utilizes standing committees to review information, provide an opportunity for community input, study the impact or potential impact decisions may have on our students, schools, community etc., and explore options on issues and requests for action which come before it. 

The committees provide the opportunity for discussion and information sharing relating to their subject areas prior to presentation of recommendations to the full Board. 

The Board of Education established committees and committee membership during the annual reorganization meeting held in July each year. It is at the sole discretion of the President of the Board of Education to appoint Chairpersons and members to each standing committee. 

The established committees are as follows: 

  • Audit (Meetings scheduled as necessary) 
  • Budget (Meetings scheduled as necessary) 
  • Curriculum & Instruction (Last Thursday before the first Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Education Center) 
  • Facilities (Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the Office of the Senior Architect) 
  • Family and Community Engagement (Meetings scheduled as necessary) 
  • Health, Wellness & Safety (First Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.- Education Center) 
  • Policy (Meetings scheduled as necessary) 

*All meetings take place at the Education Center unless otherwise noted.