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Mount Vernon School District Explains Projects At Chamber Breakfast

Superintendent of Schools Kenneth R. Hamilton.
Superintendent of Schools Kenneth R. Hamilton. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon City School District will host a Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Tuesday, May 24, for district officials to provide an overview of the application and bidding process to local contractors and businesses for projects involving the school district’s $108 million bond.

The event, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the district’s Educational Center, 165 N. Columbus Ave., will show local businesses how to apply for the different aspects of work that will be needed including 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 .

“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 Schools Superintendent Kenneth R. Hamilton.

These are the highlights of the work planned under the $108 million bond:

  • The implementation of a district wide, 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 High School will become a specialized STEAM 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.
  • 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 schools. 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.

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