January 2024 School Board Meeting

The Mount Vernon R-V Board of Education held its Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 18.  Below are items of interest:


The Board recognized our MV-MVPs for the month of January.  Our Band Director Alex Weinzierl and our Assistant Director Jack Milzarek were our co-recipients in January.  Their nomination contained the following narrative:


I can't even begin to express how these "rookie" teachers (a first year and second year) have stepped up and transformed our band program. Mr. Weinzierl is incredibly organized, sending out a weekly plan to keep both students and parents informed of upcoming events and expectations. Watching him conduct and instruct is inspiring. He has established incredible rapport with his students and they strive to work toward the bar that he has set. Mr. Milzarek has absolutely bloomed this year and their partnership has allowed him to be more involved and take on more of a leadership role. They truly balance each other as musicians and seeing them work together is a beautiful thing!


One of the most noticeable things about our band directors is how humble they are. They make the wins, the trophies, and the accolades about the KIDS. It's clear that they have gone above and beyond as directors, but they quietly step out of the spotlight and direct the attention to the students. They've also made some great changes to the band program including holding concerts on weeknights, marching with the Seneca Band in the district play-off game, and having the pep band play longer at home games. There's just an incredible vibe this year and we're so proud of our band!


Both Mr. Weinzierl and Mr. Milzarek work SO well with other teachers, coaches, and activities. It's not easy being in band. These kids perform YEAR ROUND, and often do other sports and activities. Our directors are so personable, friendly, understanding and compassionate. They celebrate their students' successes in all areas and strive to be an integral part of the MV school district. We are so lucky to have them here!


Congratulations to Mr. Weinzierl and Mr. Milzarek on this recognition!  They were out with students on Thursday evening and will be invited back to a later Board Meeting for recognition.


The District’s Average Daily Seated Attendance for the month of December is shown in the first table.

  • ADA was 1,342.52, up 20.53 students from this time last year.
  • The District ADA remained steady to close the first semester as November ADA was 1340.62.

The filing deadline for the April 2nd Board Election expired on December 26th.

  • Only the two incumbents signed up for the election process and so the District will not be required to participate in the General Municipal Election.
  • Danny Bowling and Stacie Scrivner will begin new three-year terms this spring.

Mrs. Elsey and Mr. Cook provided a presentation on the District’s Annual Performance Report.  The details of Mount Vernon’s APR are attached to this post.


The Board approved a Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with Mammoth Sports Construction as our partner to replace the synthetic turf at Mountaineer Stadium this summer.


The Board approved a Computer Information Systems III course at MVHS.


The Board approved a change to the scheduled date of the Regular Board Meeting in March due to a scheduling conflict.

  • The meeting was moved to Thursday, March 14.

In Closed Executive Session:


The Board received information on the following personnel issues:


April Jones is moving from her ECSE Teaching Position to the Elementary (Pre-K – 5) Level Process Coordinator Position

  • In her previous position, she served as the Director of Special Education at Pierce City as well as a Process Coordinator and Teacher.

Grace Carter has submitted a letter of resignation effective at the end of the academic year.

  • Mrs. Carter joined the District in 2022 and spent the past two years as a Fourth Grade Teacher.
  • She is accepting a position in the Republic School District where she lives.

Lisa Barnes has submitted a retirement letter effective at the end of the academic year.

  • Mrs. Barnes originally joined the District in 1999 and has worked in a variety of roles over the past several years.
  • Most recently, Mrs. Barnes was our full-time Parents As Teachers, Parent-Educator.

Kim Stidham has submitted a retirement letter effective at the end of the academic year.

  • Mrs. Stidham joined the District in 2018 and has spent the past 6 years as a Special Education Teacher at MVES.

Brenda Turk has submitted a retirement letter effective at the end of the academic year.

  • Mrs. Turk joined the District in 1995 and has spent the past 28 years teaching in Mount Vernon Schools.

Dana Moomey has submitted a letter announcing her intent to retire in October of 2024.

  • She is planning to delay her retirement until the fall to cover for a maternity leave in the high school office as well as to train a potential replacement.
  • Mrs. Moomey first worked for Mount Vernon Schools from 1996 to 1998.  
  • She rejoined the District in her current role in 2006 spending the past 17 years as a high school secretary.  

Laura Baugh has submitted a resignation from her position as High School Cheer Coach.


Hailea Schubert has submitted a resignation from Middle School Softball.


The Board approved the following personnel recommendations:


Karissa St. Clair was approved for the Secondary (6-12 Grade) Level Process Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator Position

  • Mrs. St. Clair is currently a Process Coordinator and Psychological Examiner for the Pierce City School District and has spent the past 5 years in that role.

Morgan (Hull) Brashers as Middle School Softball Coach.

Ethan Johnston as a Volunteer Baseball Coach


Tyler Murry as a Volunteer Baseball Coach


The next scheduled meeting of the Mount Vernon R-V Board of Education will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 7 PM in the District Office Board Room.

Attached Files