Knox County’s five K-12 school districts will lose a total of $1,560,095 in state funding over the next two months. School districts receive state funding twice a month, and this funding will be subtracted from the next three payments (one in May and two in June).
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Approximately 1.6 million high school students nationwide take the Preliminary SAT each year. Of those, only two percent are recognized as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program. This year, Owen Decatur represented Mount Vernon High School among the nation’s elite.
Construction on Mount Vernon City Schools’ new stadium entrance, field house and bus maintenance garage is progressing as planned, but according to superintendent Bill Seder, the expansion of Yellow Jacket Drive is running slightly behind.
With Mount Vernon City Schools’ permanent improvement fund expected to double in the coming year, the district has been able to spend thousands this summer on much-needed facility improvement projects.
The new Yellow Jacket Stadium entryway is expected to be finished by August 23, one week before the first home football game, Mount Vernon City Schools Superintendent Bill Seder told the school board on Monday.
Two Wiggin Street Elementary parents came to Monday night’s Mount Vernon Board of Education meeting to share their concerns about a recent PTO vote to spend $6,700 each year on technology.
A bomb threat was reported at Mount Vernon Middle School just after 8 a.m. Friday, prompting an evacuation of all students to the high school gymnasium.
Mount Vernon City Schools passed a replacement levy in Tuesday’s special election that will add approximately $725,000 to the district’s permanent improvement fund each year.
Mount Vernon City Schools has given activities director Justin Sanford a three-day suspension following his February OVI conviction.
Last week, the concession stand in front of Yellow Jacket Stadium came down. According to school district officials, it was just the first domino to fall. Superintendent Bill Seder shared new details about the Education Gateway Project on Friday, including an updated timeline.