“I would like to thank bus drivers, monitors, library staff and various community organizations for going above and beyond the call of duty yesterday.
As a parent of young schoolchildren, I share in the frustrations and anger of other parents and want them to know their feelings are justified.
Back in September, I urged the Board of Trustees to implement an extreme weather plan. Clearly, my call fell on deaf ears. Today I renew my call for an extreme weather plan to ensure the events of yesterday never happen again.
I spoke with Mayor Spano and share his call for a comprehensive review of yesterday’s events.
More importantly, I would like to see more accountability on the part of the Board of Trustees and reiterate my call for the City to play a larger role in how the Board of Education operates.
It is imperative that parents have faith in their school system and after last night’s events, we must now work to restore whatever faith was lost.”
SOURCE: Briggette Sayegh, Communications Director, Yonkers City Council President