Monthly Archives: February 2016


Editorial: If not now, when? Fix Yonkers’ schools

It's time for Albany to commit to rebuilding Yonkers' crumbling schools Consensus is rarely achieved in the City of Yonkers. About anything. But there is one thing about which virtually everyone agrees: The city's 39 public school buildings are over-crowded and falling apart — and need to be rebuilt and expanded. There's no other side of [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spano asks state for cash to fix Yonkers schools

YONKERS - Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano launched a campaign Monday to lobby state leaders for help rebuilding the city’s troubled school district. From damaged buildings to overcrowded classrooms, Yonkers schools are crumbling, he says. Some classrooms at Gorton High School don't have windows or ventilation, and there are electrical wires hanging from the ceiling. The [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yonkers officials urge State legislature to pass $2B school renovation plan

By |February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mayor Mike Spano: “Albany needs to hear our voices”

YONKERS - Come 2029, the city's schools may be unrecognizable to those who know them today. Under a proposed 13-year, $2 billion overhaul, the district's 39 buildings would be completely revamped, and two new schools added. That would be a far cry from a 2010 state survey that determined only two of them to be in satisfactory [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mayor Mike Spano & Yonkers Public Schools Launch Advocacy Campaign to Rebuild Yonkers Schools

Post Date:02/01/2016 4:26 PM YONKERS, NY – February 1, 2016 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, City Council President Liam J. McLaughlin, Yonkers City Council, School Board President Dr. Nader J. Sayegh and the Board of Education Trustees along with Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Schools today launched Rebuild Yonkers Schools, a public advocacy campaign to [...]

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