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United Black Clergy of Westchester Holding Community Forums To Support Bond

The United Black Clergy of Westchester is hosting three more community forums to explain the upcoming school bond, and why it thinks residents should support it.
The United Black Clergy of Westchester is hosting three more community forums to explain the upcoming school bond, and why it thinks residents should support it. Photo Credit: United Black Clergy of Westchester (clipped from flyer)

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon community will be voting on a $108 million education bond in March, and the United Black Clergy of Westchester is hosting three more community forums to explain why it believes residents should vote yes.

The UBC is a Mount Vernon-based clergy group, and it is supporting the bond referendum. The vote on the $108 million bond, called "Education Vision 20/20," will be on Tuesday, March 15.

The bond includes infrastructure needs, including roof and window repairs, as well as program supports, like upgraded science labs. For a more detailed run-down of the goals for the bond from the school district, click here.

"(W)hile the bond that's going out is $108 million, 75 percent of that will actually be reimbursed by the state," Schools Superintendent Kenneth Hamilton said, as reported by The Journal News. "This is a really unique opportunity."

Here are the details for the remaining three meetings:

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. -- Greater Centennial AME Zion Church, 312 South 8 Ave., Mount Vernon -- Rev. Dr. Stephen Pogue

Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. -- Unity Baptist Tabernacle, 101 South Second Ave., Mount Vernon -- Pastor Edward Mulraine

Monday, March 7, 7 p.m. -- Macedonia Baptist Church, 141 Ninth Ave., Mount Vernon -- Rev. Dr. Darren Morton

The first community forum was on Monday, Feb. 22.

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