MOUNT VERNON — More than 100 individuals turned out Wednesday evening for the inaugural Our Schools Our Community event. Held at the Mount Vernon Middle School, the happening included guided building tours, refreshments and musical entertainment followed by a public forum with Superintendent Steve Short answering questions from the audience.
Our Schools Our Community chairwoman Mary Rugola-Dye and the moderator for Wednesday’s forum said OSOC’s goal is to strengthen the relationship between the schools and the community. The committee is comprised of a dozen people — senior citizens to retired teachers, active teachers, the superintendent, school board members and other community members — who have a passion for public education. Rugola-Dye said the formal committee was conceived through casual conversations between community residents and school personnel.
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