MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2017) – The Mount Vernon City School District is hosting a series of community meetings to inform the public about the upcoming 20/20 Vision Bond Refinement Vote taking place on March 7, 2017. Public permission is required for the school district to modify the use of a portion of the 2016 approved bond funds for new projects.
The 20/20 Bond: Refined, Responsive, Reformed presentation will outline the proposed changes to the 2016 bond as well as the necessity for the additional vote. The bond refinement does not seek any new money. The projects will provide additional elementary level space to accommodate more students and maintain neighborhood schools in response to community concerns. Approval of these projects will enable the school district to accomplish the academic vision of Pre-K through 8 schools and the restructuring of the three high schools.
“The district has taken pride in providing open, honest and transparent communications with the Mount Vernon community and this presentation seeks to continue that partnership and dialog,” said Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools.
Upcoming meetings are:
Saturday, Feb. 4, noon-1:30 p.m. – The White House, 65 Stuyvesant Plaza
Saturday, Feb. 4, 3-5 p.m. – Saints Peter & Paul and St. Ursula Church, 129 E. Birch St.
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Traphagen School, 72 Lexington Ave.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m. – Mandela/Zollicoffer High School, 250 Gramatan Ave.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Pennington School, 20 Fairway St.
Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Graham School, 421 E. 5th St.
Parents and community are invited to attend.
Full details on the bond referendum can be found on the district website at www.mtvernoncsd.org
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.