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Mount Vernon ISD will no longer stock over the counter meds

New this year, Mount Vernon ISD will no longer stock over the counter medications like Tylenol, Advil, Tums or allergy/sinus pills to dispense.

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Twenty-one new faces at Mount Vernon ISD for 2016-17

Twenty-one new faces were introduced at Mount Vernon ISD for the 2015-16 school year, including seven at the high school, two at the junior high, three at the intermediate school, and nine at the elementary. See the August 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about each of these new staff members.

Meet the Teacher dates set, area classes resume

Classes will resume at area schools soon. Mount Vernon, Sulphur Bluff, and Winfield will start Monday, August 22 and Saltillo students will return Tuesday, August 23.

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Cafeteria rates rise slightly

Mount Vernon ISD will participate in the free and reduced-price meals program again this year, and cafeteria rates have risen slightly.

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Meet the Tigers this weekend

The annual Meet the Tigers celebration is set for Saturday, August 13 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event will be in the Mall area outside the high school gym and will provide a look at  Mount Vernon High School UIL participants for the fall season.

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Mount Vernon ISD campuses prepare for the first day of school

Staff members at the various campuses of Mount Vernon ISD are hard at work preparing for the first day of school on Monday, August 22. Buses will run their regular routes in time for arrival 10 minutes prior to the start of class.

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School considers refunding 2009 bond for lower rates

Mount Vernon ISD is considering refunding (refinancing) the $20.5 million bond payments originally approved in 2009. The move would save the district just over $100,000 per year for the remaining 13 years of payments.

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Refinancing plan, tax rate, budget, approved

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees were unified in proposing the 2016-17 budget, the tax rate and moving forward in refunding the district’s bond debt in their meeting on Monday, August 8.

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Weiss proposes two cent tax increase

Superintendent Gregg Weiss recommended that the Board of Trustees for Mount Vernon ISD consider a total tax ordinance of $1.2689 for the 2016-17 school year during a meeting on Thursday, July 28.

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