Mount Vernon Community Members:

The Mount Vernon Community School District continues to work on plans for the proposed Mustang Activities Complex as part of its Twenty Year Facilities Vision.  A public hearing regarding the project was held on May 9, 2022, during the regular monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Community School District School Board, and the project site plan has received approval from both the Mount Vernon City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission.  The District is going to hold another informational meeting for the community to learn details about the project, and to ask questions about the proposal.  Here are the details for the meeting:

Date:  Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time:  5:30-7:30 p.m.:  We will start at 5:30 p.m. with a drop-in period for community members to learn about the project details from district officials and the engineers in charge of the project.  At 6:00 p.m. there will be a formal presentation regarding the proposed project, followed by a question and answer session.  

Location:  Mount Vernon High School Performing Arts Center Lobby  

If you are unable to attend this meeting and would like to learn more about the project, please email me at to set up a meeting with me.

Additionally, the Mount Vernon Community School District School Board will hold a special School Board meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the District Conference Room at Mount Vernon Middle School.  The main purpose for the special meeting is to approve several contracts for new teachers and staff members for 2022-2023 and some resignations for 2022-2023, so that those teachers and staff members impacted may have new contracts in place in a more timely manner rather than waiting until the Board’s next regular meeting on June 13, 2022.  In addition, the Board will be asked to approve the financial plan and budget for the proposed Mustang Activities Complex as was reviewed with the Board during its meeting on May 9, 2022.  Please note this is not the final approval for this project, as that will come with the Board’s acceptance of a final construction bid that is aligned with the District’s financial plan for the project.  If all goes as planned, the final approval will take place in September or October of 2022.   

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Dr. Greg Batenhorst