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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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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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Cheerleaders earn awards at camp

2016-2017 Mount Vernon High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleadersThe 2016-2017 Mount Vernon High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders competed at the UCA cheer camp at Great Wolf Lodge June 12-15.

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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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Board wrestles with projected budget deficit

Mount Vernon ISD School Board members participated in a budget workshop prior to their regular meeting on Monday, June 20.

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Band preparing to march into action

The Mount Vernon Mighty Tiger Marching Band is preparing to march into action for the 2016 season. New Marcher introduction will start July 27 and Band Camp will begin August 1. See the July 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

Proposal to reduce staff riles teachers, citizens

Cindy Maxton spoke during the open forum sessionA larger than normal crowd attended the Mount Vernon ISD school board meeting on Monday, June 20, with most concerned about the district’s proposal to reduce teaching staff by attrition.

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New principals join Mount Vernon ISD

Barry A. Baker and Jason GloverThere have been several changes in administrative positions at Mount Vernon ISD this summer. Barry A. Baker and Jason Glover have been hired as the high school principal and assistant principal, respectively.

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TEA waives third STAAR test for fifth, eighth grade students

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced last week that the third round of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) testing for fifth and eighth grade students was cancelled.

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