News & Announcements

  • Voters overwhelmingly approve 2019-2020 budget

    Voters in the Mount Vernon City School District approved a $256,080,057budget for the 2019-2020 school year by an 854-244 vote on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. For the fourth time in five years, the board and administration put forward a budget with a zero percent increase in the tax levy. The results remain unofficial pending the counting of absentee ballots.

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  • District Students to Receive $12,000 Academic Scholarships through The Jandon Foundation

    Three Mount Vernon City School District seniors were among 10 students in Westchester County selected to receive $12,000 academic scholarships from The Jandon Foundation. Seniors Ygor Pereira, Dontae Richards, and Tasheem Brown will be recognized at the foundation’s upcoming press conference and reception on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Michaelian Office Building and Vintage Bar & Grill in White Plains, respectively.

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  • Pipeline to College Partnership Program Supports MV STEAM Academy Students

    The District recently launched the Mount Vernon Pipeline to College Partnership Program (PCOPP) designed to serve more than 100 high school students from Mount Vernon STEAM Academy each year. The three-year grant program from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) will run through August 31, 2021. Each year, 10 undergraduate mathematics and science students from Lehman College and 20 Mount Vernon mathematics and science teachers will be involved in the program.

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  • District’s College Acceptance Rates Continue to Soar

    As graduation season draws nearer, we reflect on the academic achievements of the District’s 12thgrade students. Already, students have been accepted to top-tier colleges and universities such as Dartmouth, Fordham, Penn State, RIT, Syracuse, and UConn. Their college-readiness is, in part, due to the preparation and guidance they’ve received during their time as students in the Mount Vernon City School District.

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  • Mount Vernon Residents to Vote on Proposition to Add High School Senior to Board of Education

    As part of the Mount Vernon City School District’s upcoming 2019-2020 budget election on May 21, 2019, voters will be presented with a proposition to elect an ex officio student member to the Board of Trustees. If approved, this proposition will provide a student voice on the Board of Education, the official policy-making body of the Mount Vernon City School District. Currently, nine members, elected by the public, serve three-year terms of office on the board.

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  • District Celebrates Re-chartering of Mount Vernon Key Club, Established in 1958

    On April 25, 2019, members of the administration of Mount Vernon City School District and The Mount Vernon High School joined officers and members of the Mount Vernon Kiwanis to celebrate the re-chartering of the Key Club at The Mount Vernon High School. The event, which took place in the Community Room at MVHS, included the installation of six student officers and a special presentation of charter certificates to student members.

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  • District to Celebrate 14 Schools in Good Standing 

    The Mount Vernon City School District will host a “Schools in Good Standing” Celebration parade on Friday, May 10, 2019. The parade will step off from The Mount Vernon High School at 10 a.m. on a route that will take participants through the heart of Mount Vernon and pass each of the District’s schools.

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