Mount Vernon superintendent, employees volunteer to freeze salaries for upcoming school year

Mount Vernon School District's superintendent and a leadership team of administrators and employees have all volunteered to freeze their salaries due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton says that the coronavirus pandemic will also negatively impact the school budget, and hopes the rest of the district's employees will do the same.
"This request for salary freezes is not something I take lightly," he said in a statement. "But, we are all in this together and our focus needs to be on the education of our children at this unprecedented time."
Hamilton is also asking the community to contact state and local officials to ask for the amount of aid that’s in place now to be maintained.
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