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Safety is stressed for drivers and pedestrians

Classes begin at area schools on Monday, August 20, and parents, drivers, and students are cautioned to be extra cautious in school zones and parking lots.

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Meet the teachers and Tigers tonight

The annual Meet the  Teacher and Meet the Tigers events are both set for tonight, Thursday, August 16 at the Mount Vernon ISD campus.

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Meal programs continue, 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.

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Meet the Tigers Thursday night

The annual Meet the Tigers celebration has been set for Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m. after the Meet the Teacher night.

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Twenty-five new faces join Mount Vernon ISD for 2018-19

Twenty-five new faces were introduced at Mount Vernon ISD for the 2018-19 school year.Twenty-five new faces were introduced at Mount Vernon ISD for the 2018-19 school year.

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Band marching along

Members of the Mighty Tiger Marching Band are in their second full week of band campMembers of the Mighty Tiger Marching Band are in their second full week of band camp and have been practicing on the student parking lot behind the school. A total of 85 students have been attending camp to create half-time entertainment for Tiger followers.

School board proposes budget, names Thompson interim

During a special called meeting of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees on Thursday, August 2, members proposed a budget and tax rate for the 2018-19 school year and named Kathie Thompson as the district’s interim superintendent.

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Meet the Teacher dates set, area classes resume Aug. 20 or 27

Classes will resume at area schools with Mount Vernon and Sulphur Bluff on August 20 and Saltillo on August 27. For a listing of dates for Meet the Teacher events at these districts, see the August 9 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Dr. McCullough named as lone finalist

Dr. Jason McCulloughDr. Jason McCullough has been named as the lone finalist as the superintendent of Mount Vernon ISD.

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