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Facilities

The district’s facilities include a PreSchool – 4th-grade elementary school constructed in 1956 and additions completed in 2011 and in 2019.
A 5th – 8th-grade middle school constructed in 1971 had a classroom addition in 2003, a remodel in 2006, 2010, and 2019.
The 9th – 12th grade high school was constructed in 2006.  The addition of a Performing Arts Center and additional classrooms was completed in 2020.
An Alternative High School Center was added in 2010 and a Transition Center in 2014.  Both of these centers are located at the First Street Community Center.
In addition, many of the athletic facilities have undergone complete remodels — the softball field in 2021, the football field in 2014, and the baseball field in 2015.  All buildings adjoin each other on a central campus on 64 beautifully wooded acres.

Facility Use and Fee Schedule

Many groups and organizations utilize the buildings and grounds of the school district.  Below are fees associated with usage.  Questions related to the fee schedule may be directed to our Activities Department at (319) 895-8843.

FACILITIES USE POLICY – CHECKLIST OF EXPECTATIONS FOR USE

Group #1 Fee Schedule

District and District Related Organizations

  • Regular classroom activities
  • District-sponsored activities for students (athletics, fine arts, clubs)
  • District-sponsored activities for parents (meetings, open houses)
  • District-related groups and organizations (Booster Clubs, PTO’s)
  • District-sponsored activities for district staff (professional development and training)
  • Community Education activities

Group #2 Fee Schedule

Public Agencies and District Co-Sponsored Activities

  • Official meetings of the City of Mount Vernon, or a community activity supported by the Mount Vernon City Council
  • Mount Vernon community, social, civic, and service organizations sponsoring fund-raising activities where all of the proceeds go to the Mount Vernon Community School District
  • Mount Vernon civic, social, and service organizations sponsoring educational, recreational, and cultural activities
  • National, state, and local elections
  • Recreational programs offered through the City of Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation
School or FacilityFee
High School, Middle School, and Elementary GymNo Charge
High School and Middle School Wrestling RoomNo Charge
High School, Middle School, and Elementary ClassroomsNo Charge
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Media CenterNo Charge
High School, Middle School, and Elementary CommonsNo Charge
High School, Middle School, and Elementary KitchenNo Charge
High School Performing Arts CenterNo Charge
High School Performing Arts Center LobbyNo Charge
Middle School AuditoriumNo Charge
Middle School Practice FieldsNo Charge
Elementary Practice FieldsNo Charge
Elementary TrackNo Charge

Group #3 Fee Schedule

Community Youth Organizations / Teams

  • Practices for youth activities during their regular program season, or during off-season times as approved by the district.  In order to be considered in this classification, youth athletic teams must be comprised of 100% of Mount Vernon enrolled students.  Rosters are required to be submitted along with the rental request
  • Meetings involving Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, 4-H, or other similar youth-oriented groups
School or FacilityFee
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Gym$10/hour
High School and Middle School Wrestling Room$10/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Classrooms$10/hour per room
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Media Center$20/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Commons$10/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Kitchen$20/hour
High School Performing Arts Center$10/hour
High School Performing Arts Center Lobby$10/hour
Middle School Auditorium$10/hour
Middle School Practice FieldsNo Charge
Elementary Practice FieldsNo Charge
Elementary TrackNo Charge

Group #4 Fee Schedule

Community Non-Profit Organizations, Civic Organizations, and Educational Institutions

  • Mount Vernon 501c non-profit organizations and community groups conducting fund-raising activities for their organizations or for charitable purposes (501c forms to be presented when requested)
  • Mount Vernon Adult or Community Leagues
  • Educational activities of public and private K-12 institutions
  • Educational activities of public and private colleges and universities 
  • Businesses located within and paying property taxes to the Mount Vernon Community School District for activities not conducted for profit
School or FacilityFee
High School Gym$50/hour
Middle School and Elementary Gym$25/hour
High School and Middle School Wrestling Room$25/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Classrooms$10/hour per room
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Media Center$20/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Commons$20/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Kitchen$20/hour
High School Performing Arts Center$100/hour
High School Performing Arts Center Lobby$25/hour
Middle School Auditorium$50/hour
Middle School Practice FieldsNo Charge
Elementary Practice FieldsNo Charge
Elementary TrackNo Charge

Group #5 Fee Schedule

For-Profit Organizations and Activities and Other Private Interest Groups

  • Businesses located outside of the District and outside the City of Mount Vernon for activities conducted for profit
  • Youth organizations, groups, or teams with less than 100% Mount Vernon enrolled students as participants.  Rosters are required to be submitted along with the rental request
  • Local, state, and national groups hosting special events, workshops, or conferences
  • Groups, businesses, or individuals conducting activities for which a fee is charged or items are sold
  • Political meetings sponsoring specific candidates, state, or national platforms
School or FacilityFee
High School Gym$100/hour
Middle School and Elementary Gym$50/hour
High School Wrestling Room$50/hour
Middle School Wrestling Room$25/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Classrooms$20/hour per room
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Media Center$50/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Commons$40/hour
High School, Middle School, and Elementary Kitchen$50/hour
High School Performing Arts Center$200/hour
High School Performing Arts Center Lobby$100/hour
Middle School Auditorium$100/hour
Middle School Practice FieldsNo Charge
Elementary Practice FieldsNo Charge
Elementary TrackNo Charge

Other Fee Schedule

Personnel Fees

PersonnelFeeFacility
Custodial Staff$35/hour
Building Supervisor (if needed)$30/hour
Theater Tech Supervisor$40/hourHigh School and Middle School
Other District Personnel$30/hour
Security SupervisionActual Costs
Fee DescriptionFeeFacility
House Manager for Performance$25/hourHigh School and Middle School
Projector and Screen$150/dayHigh School and Middle School
Grand Piano$150/hourHigh School
Upright Piano$100/hourHigh School and Middle School
Light Board Programmer$30/hourHigh School and Middle School
Sound Engineer$30/hourHigh School and Middle School
Light/Sound Board Operator$30/hourHigh School and Middle School
Use of Rigging System$75/eventHigh School
Use of Sound Shell$200/eventHigh School
Backstage/Onstage Cleaning$50/hourHigh School and Middle School

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee DescriptionFee
Cancellation Fee$50
District Issued Key Deposit$10
Equipment Replacement/RepairActual Costs

Notes

  • Use of a kitchen may require a licensed food handling person
  • Use of school equipment and technology is by permission only and may involve an additional fee
  • Not all classroom spaces may be available for use, as the District reserves the right to right to withhold some spaces from use
  • Any team or group that chooses to work at the District’s concession stands at District athletic events during the year will receive one hour of gymnasium rental credit for every hour working in the concession stands
  • There will be no charge for use of the First Street Field.  Any possible charges for use of the softball and baseball facilities that are shared with Cornell College will be determined in cooperation with Cornell College