Our mission

Challenging all students to seek a brighter future.

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Our vision

Always seeking, always learning.

Mount Vernon City Schools District 80

2710 North Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8080 Fax: 618-244-8082

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Summer Meal Schedule

2020 Summer Meal Schedule.pdf

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) SNAP Benefits

2020 05 Snap Benefits.pdf

Summer School

Mount Vernon City Schools will be presenting our first Virtual Summer School beginning on May 26th and running through June 19, 2020. This will be for District 80 students grades K-8. Subjects will include math, reading, science, PE (with dance/cheer elements). Packets will be created to enhance learning.

We encourage all students to participate. If you would like to enroll your child for summer school, please click here to email Ms. Staples or call 618-214-5105. To learn more click here.

2020-2021 Preschool Registration

Dr. Andy Hall Early Childhood Center is scheduling new student registration appointments for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old, on or before September 1, please call 244-8087 and leave a message with your name and phone number, or click here to enter your contact information . You will receive a call back to schedule an appointment between May 18-22. Please contact our office before May 20th to ensure appointment availability.

Graduation for the Casey Middle School 2020

Graduation for the Casey Middle School 2020 graduates will be held on May 30th, 2020 throughout the day. We love our Casey graduates, and wish we could give them a traditional ceremony, however, we have to follow the state and health department guidelines we were given. Graduates will come at assigned times throughout the day, based on their CAP class. Families will drive their students to the front of the new Casey gym at their designated hour. Only the student will leave the car, walk up to the presentation area where they will receive their diploma and have their picture taken to be used to create a Graduation slideshow that will be posted to the Casey website in June. Please carefully read and follow the directions and procedures below. A list of times for students to come is listed at the end. Students should only come during their listed time frame as we have to follow strict social distancing guidelines.

1. Traffic should begin at the Hall School parking lot and proceed driving in single file from east to west in front of the Casey new gym on Casey avenue. When the car reaches the front of the Casey gym, only the student can get out and walk up to the presentation area to receive the diplomas. We will have only one student in the presentation area at a time. The student will then return to the car and the family must leave the school. We are not allowed to have people congregating outside of the school. We will have staff outside helping to direct you.

2. When the student enters the presentation area, Mrs. McGreer and Mr. Williams will greet them. The student will pick up their diploma from a table, and then have their picture taken. If the student is a valedictorian, they will receive a plaque and have a separate picture taken for valedictorian recognition.

3. The student will then leave the presentation area, return to their car and leave. The next student will then be prompted to exit their car and walk up to the presentation area.

4. Restrooms will not be available.

5. Cap and gowns must be picked up by May 22nd in order to participate. We ordered cap and gowns for all 8th graders. The cost is $29. Please bring exact cash or check to the office to pick up between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. any weekday. TAG and BETA ropes may be purchased for an additional $10 each.

6. Graduates and staff working should follow all government guidelines regarding social distancing.

7. All pictures, along with graduation remarks, will be posted on the Casey website in June.

Schedule – Graduates should only come during their scheduled times:

8:00 am – Mrs. Piercy’s CAP class

9:00 am – Mr. Sierfert’s CAP class

10:00 am – Mr. Knaak’s CAP class

11:00 am – Mrs. Bierman’s and Mrs. Rice’s CAP class

12:00 pm – Mr. Aaron’s CAP class

1:00 pm – Mrs. Capps’ CAP class

2:00 pm – Mr. Maurer’s CAP class

3:00 pm – Mr. Mellot’s and Mr. Staples' CAP class

Health and Wellness

When to stay home


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It pays to be a SUBSTITUTE in District 80!

  • Substitute Teacher rate is $115 per day!
  • A one time Longevity Bonus of $200 will be paid to Substitute Teachers and Substitute Aides after a sub has worked for 90 FULL days for the district.
  • Substitute Aide (Paraprofessional) pay rate is $10.45 per hour for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Click here for details and more information or call Kerri @ 244-8080.
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Our Schools

Doctor Andy Hall School Logo

Dr. Andy Hall Early Childhood Center

301 South 17th Street

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8087 Fax: 618-244-8088

Doctor Nick Osborne School Logo

Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center

401 North 30th Street

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8068 Fax: 618-244-8075

J.L. Buford School Logo

J.L. Buford Intermediate Education Center

623 South 34th Street

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8064 Fax 618-244-8103

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Zadok Casey Middle School

1829 Broadway

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8060 Fax: 618-244-8104

Peanut-Tree nut Safe Zone

Peanut Tree nut reminder.pdf

Centro Nacional de Recursos Para la Trata de Personas



Individuals with Disabilities Act Information

Disabilities Act.pdf

Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention

Policy for Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention.pdf

Prevention and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

Policy for Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment.pdf

Download our School App

App Launch Materials-page9.pdf

Watch our video resource for more information and instruction.

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