by Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com editor
MOUNT VERNON- Mount Vernon City school students, parents and teachers have a new tool to stay in touch with each other. Superintendent William Seder announced to the Board of Education Monday night that the district has a new application for mobile devices. For those wondering, an application, or app, is typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets.
The mobile app, Mt. Vernon City Schools, was published July 1st. It’s available free on Android’s Google Play and the App store. The app says it is “designed for Mt. Vernon students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders to share information and build a stronger community.”
Also at Monday night’s meeting, the board approved placing a 2.0 mill continuing renewal levy on the November 5th ballot for the purpose of general permanent improvements. If passed, the levy will generate $891,400 annually. Seder stressed this is a renewal levy, no new funds are being requested.
Seder also told the board that the MVCSD is seeing decreases in funding on the federal level. $320,000 has been lost through sequestration of the federal budget.
The board approved school fees for 2013-2014 of $30 for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th.