Yonkers City Hall, including Mayor Spano’s Administrative Staff, Have Not Returned Inquiry of Them for Over 100 Minutes.
As of 4:30pm, It is Now Over 2 Hours Later and Still No Response from City Hall!
4:32pm – Yonkers Board of Education Spokesperson Jerilynne Fierstein Issues Statement Delineated Herein Below
PORN UPDATE: Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 3:30pm found Below
YONKERS, NY — November 20, 2015 — Dr. Michael Yazurlo, Superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools today submitted his resignation, effective immediately, citing personal health concerns. Dr. Yazurlo’s resignation has by its very pronouncement, not yet divulged, initiated an immediate focus toward succession. An Interim Superintendent will be chosen; Deputy Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada will step up to shoulder those responsibilities as Acting Superintendent while the search for a permanent superintendent will move along an ancillary path in search of a successor.
Yonkers Board of Education Board Trustee President Dr. Nader Sayegh, Esq. is a logical consideration and less costly than a nationwide search undertaken at great cost in search for a successor to Bernard Pierorazio’s stepping down. Dr. Sayegh looms high at the top of the list of successors because he skillfully directed the succession process that brought Dr. Yazurlo to the Yonkers Public Schools district at a time of great contention and concern that was bereft of the leadership he brought to bear.
On other Yonkers Board of Education matters, the outgoing Yonkers Board of Education Board Trustee Andrew Api has been replaced by Mayor Mike Spano’s appointment of Edgar Santana.
November 20, 2015 @ 4:32pm
Superintendent of Schools submits Resignation for Health Reasons
Statement from Jerilynne Fierstein, spokesperson for the Yonkers Board of Education
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Yazurlo today submitted, with regret, a letter of resignation to Dr. Nader J. Sayegh, President of the Yonkers Board of Education. Dr. Yazurlo’s resignation, citing health reasons, is effective immediately. Deputy Superintendent Dr. Edwin M. Quezada will serve as acting Superintendent to maintain stability and continue the District’s forward moving path.
“Dr. Yazurlo brought a steady hand and vision to the District when he came out of retirement to take the helm,” stated Dr. Sayegh. “His advocacy and leadership as a teacher, as principal of Roosevelt High School and as Superintendent of Schools made a difference in the lives of the students we serve. The Trustees and I wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The Alleged Porn Connection Update
YONKERS NY — November 22 ,2015 — Dr Michael Yazurlo expressed pride in telling all willing to hear that he would be offered an additional 2-year contract extension to serve as Yonkers Superintendent of Schools. A soon as he basked in knowing of his good fortune, he was confronted with trouble; and it was allegedly of his own doing.
Over the past week Yonkers Police have been seen at the offices of the Yonkers Board of Education (YBoE). Computers were apprehended in search of the machine that was the portal for watching porn during the school day. A $2,600 plus bill was traced to a card used by then Yonkers Superintendent Dr. Michael Yazurlo. In the past, should a porn site have been engaged, when a bill was presented, the YBoE forwarded the amount to be paid to the payer, the City of Yonkers (CoY). It seems Yonkers Public School Central Office can order films, including porn from their Internet service Provider (ISP). In the past, CoY was often unaware of the service(s) rendered. For example, an individual could have watched a porn site, but the name of the firm that would eventually be paid did not posses a name that would have necessarily suggested the business they were engaged; the City of Yonkers depended on the Yonkers Board of Education to engage the services necessary for the purposes of educating the student population.
Why Dr Yazurlo believed he was entitled for the YBoE to pay for his personal perks is outrageous and appalling. What else is the taxpayer expected to pay? Or, could it be that circumsantial evidence placed Dr. Yazurlo at the wrong time and the wrong place by which it seems as he allegedly engaged the porn programing. Dr. Yazurlo would seem unlikely to have engaged in ordering porn knowing that it might unsettle his daughter’s employment as a principal at one of the Yonkers Schools. Even though Dr.Yazurlo will now no longer return, who will be designated for the future pecking order and how will the YBoE benefit? Or is it Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano who benefits?
Yonkers Tribune will reveal the facts over the coming weeks.