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Homecoming Court

front row, Savanna Oud, Elizabeth Stone, McKay Patrick, Savannah Wagner, Emily Olivas, Katelyn Tran, Taylor Copeland, and back row, Brandon Williams, Kasey Cannaday, Taylor Ibarra, and Barnabas Hughes.A Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned during pregame ceremonies at the Tigers vs. Ore City game on Friday, September 16.

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Ceremonies for League of Honor set for Friday night

Jerry JumperEdna Hunnicutt and Jerry Jumper will be inducted into Mount Vernon ISD’s League of Honor on Friday, September 16.

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Four new teachers start at Sulphur Bluff

Kevin MathenyThere were four new staff members at Sulphur Bluff ISD to greet returning students last Monday. Kevin Matheny will teach U.S. history, world history, and geography at Sulphur Bluff High School.

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Hunnicutt to be inducted into school’s League of Honor

Edna HunnicuttTwo former students, one of whom was also an employee of  Mount Vernon schools, make up the 2016 class of inductees into the Franklin County League of Honor.

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Attendance at MVISD decreases from last year

Attendance for the first day of school at Mount Vernon ISD decreased by 24 students from the first day of classes last year. This is the second year that attendance has fallen at MVISD.

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School board sets tax rate at $1.2689

The Mount Vernon School Board adopted a total tax ordinance of $1.2689 for 2016 in a special called meeting on Monday, August 29. This will bring in $12,248,876 at a 98 percent collection rate.

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Nine new faces join Winfield ISD

Nine new faces greeted students as they returned to class at Winfield ISD this week.

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Saltillo welcomes five new teachers

David SticklesDavid Stickles has joined Saltillo ISD as the superintendent/principal. Four other teachers have also joined the staff for the 2016-17 school year. See the August 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for background on each of the new personnel.

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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