MOUNT VERNON — A Dec. 6 work session has been scheduled for Mount Vernon Board of Education members to discuss the financial future of the district. Treasurer Judy Stahl-Reynolds told the board Monday night there will barely be enough money in the general fund to cover the first payroll in July, after the district’s request for levy money was turned down by voters. The levy would have generated $1.39 million.
The work session, set to start at 6 p.m., will focus on finances and employment for the rest of this school year and the 2013-14 year.
Outstanding scholars were honored Monday during the Mount Vernon school board meeting. The board issued formal commendations to MVHS students Miranda Huang and Casey Long, who have been named semifinalists in the 2012-13 National Merit Scholarship program. The students, in turn, introduced, and spoke briefly about, teachers who were most influential in making their academic success possible. Long honored mathematics teacher Erin Daniels, and Huang recognized French instructor Jennifer Bishop and English teacher Maria Casebeer.
Dan Emmett Elementary School was next on the agenda, as Principal Margy Arck named Ashley Kaufman as the Behind the Scenes award recipient. Dan Emmett teachers then discussed the positive effects of the free breakfast and lunch to all students. They talked about the fruit and vegetable snack program and explained how it is tied into specific academic content standards.
Community donations and grants were also highlighted during the meeting. Mount Vernon Music Booster treasurer John Noonan reported the club in school year 2011-12 contributed a total of $19,698.74 to music programs, provided fundraiser which helped students raise $8,979 to help cover their music participation fees and added $4,000 to the future marching band uniform replacement fund.
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