It’s Time to Rebuild Yonkers Schools

Mayor Mike Spano, the Yonkers City Council and the Yonkers Board of Education are proposing a new initiative to Rebuild Yonkers Schools. We’re asking the State for a partnership that’s consistent with the successful reconstruction programs in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

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Yonkers schools are old and need extensive repair.

Their average age is 75 and their deterioration has resulted in a need of $2 billion in renovations, far more than what Yonkers taxpayers are able to afford to repair on their own.

Yonkers schools are overcrowded and the population is growing.

They’re currently 4,428 students over capacity and the problem is getting worse. Basements have been converted into classrooms. Most schools don’t have libraries or playing fields.

New York State has already rebuilt other city school districts.

The State has rebuilt every school in Buffalo and they’re rebuilding schools in Rochester and Syracuse too, even as those districts shrink while Yonkers continues to grow.


$2 Billion to Rebuild Yonkers Schools


The $2 billion, four phase plan will remodel all 39 schools in the District and build three new schools, creating a modern, healthy learning environment for every Yonkers student. It will mean state-of-the-art buildings, new classrooms to reduce overcrowding and playing fields for our kids, providing Yonkers students with the same opportunities already available to so many students across New York.