Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
January 14, 2013 9:58 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Some changes are in store for students when second semester classes begin Tuesday in the Mount Vernon City School system, as the school board announced at its December meeting.


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Kindergarten classes will shift from a half-day program to an all-day, every other day schedule, pay-to-participate fees for spring sports has increased to $300 per sport, the spring musical will not be funded by the district and some periods of vocational agriculture and high school industrial technology classes have been eliminated.

“Although the number of vocational agriculture and industrial technology classes has been reduced, students who were able to, did fit it into their schedule changes,” said Superintendent Steve Short. “I believe the majority of those students were taken care of. It should be close to the same number of students who wanted to take industrial tech and vo-ag who will still be in those classrooms.”

The above-mentioned and other cost reduction measures second semester are expected to save the district $230,000, which will allow the district to meet its July and August bills.

The board of education to meet tonight at 6:30 at the middle school library.

Contact Pamela Schehl

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