In a media release from the Conference of Big 5 School Districts Reverend Steve Lopez, President of Yonkers Board of Education, was appointed to serve as Vice-Chairperson. His leadership term is effective July 1, 2020.
Mayor Mike Spano appointed Lakisha Collins-Bellamy, Esq. to serve a five-year term as a Trustee of the Yonkers Board of Education on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She succeeds Dr. Edward Fergus, who was filling the unexpired term of former Trustee Edgar Santana.
Necessity is the mother of invention could never be more true as it has been throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. As the school year draws to a close, school district and communities across the country reinvented the traditions of high school graduation for the Class of 2020.
Yonkers Middle High School Principal Jade Sharp receives the Leadership in Education Award, while Montessori School 31 primary teacher Maureen Corrigan-Connell, Yonkers Middle High School grade 8 Social Studies teacher Beth Isenberg, and Roosevelt High School – Early College Studies Spanish teacher Dr. Ida D’Ugo are the 65th Annual Teachers of the Year.
At the 139th Annual Meeting of the Yonkers Board of Education, held by video conferencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trustees re-elected Rev. Steve Lopez and Ms. Judith Ramos Meier to serve as president and vice-president respectively. Both will serve one-year terms in their leadership posts.
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.