Governor Cuomo extended school closures through April 29, 2020. At this time, schools are expected to open on April 30, 2020. Distance teaching and learning continues. All Yonkers public school buildings are closed except for those schools offering Grab N Go breakfast and lunch, and childcare for Health Care Providers & Yonkers First Responders. The Central Office is closed to the public.
In adherence with social distancing requirements, the Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting to discuss extending the COVID-19 Emergency Agreements with bargaining units and any other business brought before the Board at 4PM Thursday, April 2, 2020 via Zoom video conference.
The Governor’s Executive Order requires all schools in the state to remain closed until April 15, 2020, at least. It also requires Districts to continue distance learning, meals, and childcare during any remaining vacation or snow days, including the upcoming Spring Recess.
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our schools, but the District is preparing for a prolonged closure. Schools will be closed for students on Friday, March 13 for Superintendent’s Conference Day.
While there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease in our schools at this time, we must be prepared. The Yonkers Public Schools Emergency Health and Facilities Management Plan is being supplemented by a Contingency Instructional Plan that will provide students with 14 days of lessons for every grade level.
At the February 26, 2020 Stated Meeting of the Yonkers Board of Education, the Trustees unanimously adopted Resolution 10.8 appointing Dr. Edwin M. Quezada to a new five year term as superintendent of schools. The new contract commences February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2025.