MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (May 13, 2016) – The Mount Vernon City School District will host a Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce breakfast where district officals will provide an overview of the application and bidding process for projects involving the school district’s recently passed $108 million bond to local contractors and businesses.
The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., May 24, at the district’s Educational Center, 165 N. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10553.
The informational session will show local businesses how to apply for aspects of the work, which includes: site work, landscaping, paving, plumbing, general construction, HVAC and electrical work. A light breakfast will be served. Attendees are asked to RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce at ChamberCommerceMV@gmail.com
Participation in the information and application process does not necessarily guarantee work, which will be awarded to the lowest, responsible bidder, in accordance with New York State laws and regulations.
“The Mount Vernon City School District is committed to encouraging local businesses in the city to participate in the application process and compete for this project work because we realize that local businesses have a vested interest in the revitalization of the school district,” said District Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton.
Highlights of the work:
– The implementation of a districtwide, full-day pre-kindergarten program and the expansion of all elementary buildings to K-8 schools.
– The creation of three specially defined high schools of excellence. Thornton High School will become a performing arts school for visual arts, music, dance, voice or drama careers education. A.B. Davis will become a specialized STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school. Mount Vernon High School will continue to operate as an innovative high school with a reinvigorated Career and Technical Education program and an International Baccalaureate Program, in addition to general studies and technology.
– Mount Vernon High School will have a new artificial football field. There will also be installation of artificial turf and new track surfaces at A.B. Davis and Mount Vernon High School. In addition, there will be renovation of outdoor basketball courts at A.B. Davis and tennis courts at Mount Vernon High School. Soccer and softball fields will be re-sodded.
– Building technology and infrastructure upgrades and enhancements, including the elimination of existing modular classrooms, retrofitting wiring for high speed Internet and wireless communication, ventilation, roofing and auditorium repair and/or replacement and overall rehabilitation and repair to all buildings.
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.