Breaking News
Spring Valley Trustee Vilair Fonvil is found guilty of corruption, faces 5 to 15 years in prison
Christine CorradoAug 21, 2017, 4:29 pm

Mount Vernon’s Pennington School to get makeover with new facilities

Officials break ground on plan to phase out middle school, reconfigure district

Share

Though construction has already begun, Mount Vernon school officials pushed a golden shovel into the dirt at Pennington School Monday and officially broke ground on a makeover.

The Mount Vernon City School District's $108 million bond was passed in March of 2016 and the Pennington School will now get a new addition to their building. The middle school is being phased out and the school will transform into a kindergarten through 8th grade facility.

The new additions include 12 classrooms, science labs and a library media center as well as restoration of the basketball courts, baseball fields and soccer field.

Kieve Graham from Mount Vernon voted for the bond. His 7-year-old daughter will be entering third grade and he's excited about the renovations. "I think it’s needed,” says Graham. “The amount of taxes was minimal and the structure needed to be upgraded."

Graham says, however, that he has reservations about having younger students mixing with eighth graders.

"I see what they’re saying and I’m hopeful, but sometimes kids need to be separated. I’m hoping it works," says Graham.

The project is set to be completed in one year.

What's On Now & Next

Traffic

New England Trwy N|I-95 N

I-95 I-287 TO CROSS BRONX
North|North
South|South|South|North
13 min (Avg 61 MPH)
20 min (Avg 49 MPH)

Hutchinson River Pkwy N

HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWY CROSS BRONX TO I-287
North
South|South
21 min (Avg 45 MPH)
19 min (Avg 49 MPH)

I-287 E|Cross Westchester Expy E

I-287 I-87 TO EXIT 12
East|East
West|West
12 min (Avg 60 MPH)
14 min (Avg 51 MPH)

I-684 S|Cross Westchester Expy W

I-684 I-287 TO I-84
South|West
North
25 min (Avg 68 MPH)
23 min (Avg 70 MPH)

I-287 W

I-87 EXIT 14B TO TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE
West
East
18 min (Avg 39 MPH)
12 min (Avg 69 MPH)
More Traffic »

Weather

Nyack, New York
Clear
45°F