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Figure out financing to rebuild Yonkers schools: Editorial

Yonkers' School 5 opened in 1884, the year when "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was first published and the cornerstone was laid for the Statue of Liberty. It's no wonder then that a standpipe burst inside School 5 in December, causing damage to nine classrooms and plenty more. School 5 is really, really old. In [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Figure out financing to rebuild Yonkers schools: Editorial

Yonkers school reconstruction bill gets Cuomo’s OK

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Friday that allows Yonkers to create a new authority to oversee its $2 billion reconstruction of the city schools. The state Legislature approved the bill in the waning days of the legislative session in June after months of wrangling over how to address the district's crumbling infrastructure. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spano goes to Albany for schools rebuilding plan

This is the latest installment in our ongoing coverage of Yonkers' troubled school system.   Mike Spano rolls deep. Spano crowds into McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany as he does most everything — surrounded by a crew who loves him or, at least, are loyal to him. The mayor of Yonkers files into this bustling, wood-paneled tavern with [...]

By |May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yonkers rallies for $2B school rebuilding plan

For years, the Yonkers school district has been underserved and underfunded. With most of its schools crumbling and many of its students struggling, the district every year begs the state for millions of dollars to plug the gap in its budget. Now, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is asking the state to support his $2 billion [...]

By |May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t let the Yonkers schools rot: Editorial

When Yonkers students say goodbye for summer on June 24, they deserve to go their separate ways with the knowledge that their cracking, leaking, steaming — and potentially dangerous — school buildings will finally be rebuilt. This will only be the case if the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo approve a long-delayed plan to renovate and rebuild the Yonkers schools before the current legislative session [...]

By |May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t let the Yonkers schools rot: Editorial

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 [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mayor Mike Spano & Yonkers Public Schools Launch Advocacy Campaign to Rebuild Yonkers Schools
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