School Board approved Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton’s contract extension
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (October 31, 2017) — Mount Vernon City School board members have approved a one-year contract extension for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton. The extension will keep Dr. Hamilton at the helm of Mount Vernon City Schools through August 2022.
“With Dr. Hamilton at the helm, the Mount Vernon City School District has begun a transformation,” said Board of Education President Adriane Saunders. “It’s imperative that we keep stable leadership in place to build upon our success and keep raising the bar.”
Since taking the reins in August of 2014, Superintendent Hamilton has implemented a 20/20 Vision for Academic Excellence aimed at improving the district and increasing student outcomes at all levels. This year, his approved “Fiscal Plan for Academic Excellence” had a zero percent increase in the tax levy for the third consecutive year. Mount Vernon was the only district within New York State with no increase.
The approved budget was 100 percent aligned with the Board of Education’s goals to create systems to promote student achievement and increase outcomes, paying particular attention to subgroups in order to close the student achievement gap. It additionally implemented a multi-year plan for improving buildings, grounds, and facilities, including the exploration of private and public partnerships.
“The board’s approval of my contract extension demonstrates its confidence in the direction the Mt. Vernon City School District is going, and that direction is forward,” said Superintendent Hamilton. “Test scores and student outcomes have already begun to rise thanks to our commitment to providing opportunities that meet our diverse student body’s needs, but much work still needs to be done.”
About Mount Vernon City School District
With more than 8,000 students in 16 schools, the Mount Vernon City School District is committed to providing a quality education to its children as well as developing programs that meet the diverse academic and social needs of its students.