Mayor Spano unveiled the campaign’s latest step at Yonkers Middle High School to over 100 Yonkers Public Schools student leaders and asked them to contact state legislators to fund the $2 billion infrastructure plan, with #Fund2Rebuild.
Mayor Spano's African American Advisory Board challenged students to recreate the paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the most significant African American artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada will host a series of Town Hall meetings on the proposed 2017-2018 budget beginning March 17, 2017. The Superintendent will speak briefly about the budget, and then respond to questions.
The District’s graduation rate increased to 82% for students who first entered 9th grade in 2012, outperforming the Big Five school districts, and the dropout rate was cut in half to 2%, below the state average of 6%.
All are welcome to Yonkers Board of Education meetings! The Trustees busy schedule includes working meetings of the Facilities, Audit, Budget and Finance, Instructional Affairs, and Policy committees, and the monthly Stated meeting when community input is welcome.
With sufficient credits under their belts, a fabulous group of Gorton High School students are off and running to college a semester early thanks to their participation in the FLIGHT program (Future Leaders Inspired and Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow).
The Yonkers Kiwanis Club in collaboration with the City of Yonkers and Yonkers Board of Education will present the 2017 Teacher of the Year Awards to three deserving members of the Yonkers Public Schools faculty. Teachers will be selected based on nominations submitted by students, parents, teachers, and administrators.