Mayor Spano Appoints Two New Trustees To Yonkers Board Of Education

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City University of New York Dean Curtis Kendrick (left) and Successful Local Businessman Pasquale Mondesando (no photo presently available) to Fill Two Board Vacancies YONKERS, NY — May 7, 2014 – Mayor Mike Spano today announced Curtis Kendrick and Pasquale Mondesando as his newest appointments to the Yonkers Board of Education. As trustees of the Yonkers Board of Education, Kendrick …

eHeziMayor Spano Appoints Two New Trustees To Yonkers Board Of Education

Statement from Governor Cuomo on Warning from the U.S. Department of Education

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"As I said in my State of the State Address, this state is facing a crisis in our education system and how we hold our schools accountable for their performance in educating our children. We cannot allow a system to continue where we spend the most of any state on education, but rank only 38th in results. It does a disservice …

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Spano Announces Proposed School Construction Program

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Money Saved to Fund Neighborhood School Construction Mike Spano, candidate for mayor of Yonbkers today proposed an education capital improvement plan to build schools within the growing neighborhood population areas. His proposed plan would be funded using the savings offset by reduced busing costs. “The City spends more than $1,700 per year, per student to take them back and forth …

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The Calvi Concept for Education Reform in Yonkers By CARLO CALVI

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Granting a Charter to Every Public School, Creation of “Vision Teams” – Board of Trustees for Each School, the Study of Division of Yonkers Centralized School District into Four Sub School Districts and the Appointment of a Special Deputy Mayor for Education. Introduction          Historically, the Yonkers Public Schools (YPS) did not initiate in their present form. While this is …

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Teachers, Parents Issue “Progress Report” on Pain Caused by State Cuts

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YONKERS, NY — Despite claims that $1.3 billion in state budget cuts could easily be absorbed by school districts, Yonkers education leaders say the first three weeks of school have revealed just the opposite. In a “progress report” to be delivered at a Monday news conference, the Yonkers Federation of Teachers and other Westchester-area educators will detail how deep program …

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Gov. Cuomo Vetos Bill Curtailing School Districts’ Borrowing for Short-Term Expenditures

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The governor has rejected legislation that would undermine the intent of New York’s newly enacted property tax cap by allowing school districts to issue 15-year bonds to cover a portion of their rising teacher pension costs. The press release issued stated the following: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday vetoed a bill that would have allowed school districts to issue new …

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Yonkers Public School Superintendent Pierorazio Addresses Governor Cuomo to Approve $5 million NYS Teachers ‘ Retirement System Spinup

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YONKERS, NY — June 29, 2011 — Yonkers Public School Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio today addressed Governor Andrew Cuomo to approve a $5 million New York State Teachers ‘ Retirement System spinup to save the pre-K program. Click to read the YPS-Letter-to-Governor-Save-PreK.

eHeziYonkers Public School Superintendent Pierorazio Addresses Governor Cuomo to Approve $5 million NYS Teachers ‘ Retirement System Spinup

Senator Stewart-Cousins’ Advocacy for Budget Relief for Yonkers School District Passes Senate

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Allows Financing of Teacher Pension Costs; Yonkers will Save $4.9 million ALBANY, NY —  The New York State Senate passed legislation (S. 4067-A) yesterday that would allow school districts throughout New York to finance their teacher pension costs, a process called "amortization". Under current law, school districts must pay contributions to the New York State Teacher Retirement System in one …

eHeziSenator Stewart-Cousins’ Advocacy for Budget Relief for Yonkers School District Passes Senate

Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone Responds to Teachers Union Vote & Ongoing Budget Negotiations

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Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing city budget negotiations, specifically the teachers union vote against temporarily giving up automatic raises in order to help save 700+ jobs and critical programs at the Yonkers Public Schools. "For the past six weeks, others and I have been working tirelessly to secure additional funding for the Yonkers …

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700 Plus Yonkers Public School Personnel Receive Termination Letters By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY —700 plus Yonkers Public School personnel received termination letters Friday notifying them that should the present financial deficit of $42 million not be mitigated, they would be laid off permanently.  A robo-call recorded by Yonkers Public School Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio (right) was disseminated by telephone Thursday night.

eHezi700 Plus Yonkers Public School Personnel Receive Termination Letters By HEZI ARIS