Yonkers’ Interim Superintendent to Receive Two Year Contract Extension
YONKERS, NY – May 19, 2014 – In anticipation of Wednesday’s Yonkers Board of Education (YBoE) meeting, Mayor Mike Spano said he supported the Board’s expected appointment of Dr. Michael Yazurlo as the District’s Superintendent. The Board is scheduled to vote this week on a two-year appointment of Dr. Yazurlo as superintendent, elevating him from his previous status as interim superintendent.
“As Yonkers Public Schools transition toward new leadership, interim Superintendent Yazurlo has performed admirably during this difficult, yet short period. The Board of Trustees has my full support as they make this prudent decision, which is in the best interest of our students, teachers, staff and parents,” said Mayor Spano.
Mayor Spano continued, “Dr. Yazurlo offers stability and credibility to the District as we successfully work through the effects of the YBoE’s recent budget overstatement. By extending his contract, the Board provides the consistency and proven experience we need to reduce overlapping services between the Board of Education and the City. Then we can increase our resources in the classrooms where they are most needed.”
Dr. Yazurlo joined the Yonkers School District with over 40 years of experience as an educator and administrator, including his time as a well-respected principal at Roosevelt High School.