MOUNT VERNON — The classified staff employed by Mount Vernon City Schools and the school board have reached a negotiated agreement which the board approved at its meeting Monday following an executive session to consider the matter.
For the second year in a row, salaries and longevity pay for members of the Mount Vernon School Employees Association will be frozen and no increases given. The employees will also be paying more toward their health insurance premium, 18.6 percent as opposed to the previous 15 percent. The contract is retroactive to July 1 and runs through June 30, 2013.
Pleasant Street Elementary School was the featured school and parent volunteer Amy Dubusky received the “Behind the Scenes” award. Second-grade teacher Jill Harris nominated Dubusky for the award due to her positive attitude, her assistance in the classroom and her willingness to do “anything that’s needed to make our school better.”
Pleasant Street principal Karen Boylan and fourth- and fifth-grader teachers discussed innovations in the school’s learning environment, resources made possible through grant money and technology which helps increase individualized instruction for every student.
Besides approving routine fiscal actions, the board accepted a sizable donation from the athletic boosters to be used for repairs/renovations to the stadium and high school gymnasium. Athletic boosters Tim Workman and Mark Shively were there to present a check and outline their ideas for the stadium and gym. For details, see Page 1B of today’s paper.
The board also accepted the donation of “The New Social Story Book” from Michelle Mood to the special education department and $111.03 from Don Schutte and $20 from Dynamic Performance Fitness for AP Biology students’ lunch on Kokosing River Study Day.
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