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School 5 Welcome Back Open House

The District's Oldest School Reopens Following $2.3 Million in Emergency Repairs

The School 5 community is invited to the Welcome Back Open House and Tour Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2:00PM celebrating the completion of $2.3 million in emergency repairs that began December 18, 2016 due to a burst standpipe.

Yonkers Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez and Mayor Mike Spano will join Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada Monday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. at School 5 (118 Lockwood Avenue, Yonkers) at School 5’s Welcome Back Open House and Tour of the newly renovated areas.  School 5 parents/guardians will have an opportunity to see firsthand the $2.3 million in emergency repairs that began December 18, 2016 due to a burst standpipe.  School Facilities Management Executive Director John P. Carr will be available to explain the repairs completed in 9 classrooms, Main Office suite, Boys bathroom, Girls bathroom, connecting hallways and ancillary spaces.

Mayor Spano will address the City’s next step in its Rebuild Yonkers Schools advocacy campaign urging the New York State Legislature to fund the $2 billion four-phase plan to physically rebuild Yonkers’ 39 public schools.  Last year, Yonkers was successful in its first step in rebuilding Yonkers Public Schools. Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature approved and signed legislation enabling the city to form the Yonkers Joint Schools Construction Board, the official steering committee that will oversee the repairing and rebuilding of Yonkers’ schools.

The average age of the Yonkers Public Schools is 75. Currently, Yonkers schools are 4,500 students over capacity.

Interviews and Photo Opportunity

Who:
Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez and Trustees
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada
Mayor Mike Spano
Yonkers City Council
School 5 Principal Dr. Geraldine Pisacreta, School 5 Staff and Students

What:
School 5 Welcome Back Open House and Tour of Newly Renovated Areas
Rebuild Yonkers Schools: The Next Step

Where:
School 5, 118 Lockwood Avenue, Yonkers, NY (914) 376-8320

When:
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM




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