Dr. Quezada's Remarks About the George Floyd Verdict

  • Statement from Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Schools
    at the Board of Education Stated Meeting April 21, 2021

    (April 21, 2021) "Yesterday’s just verdict in the George Floyd case is a single righteous act that opens opportunities for change. The deep wounds of systemic racism require continuous conversations, and work, to truly begin to reconcile injustice. Yonkers Public Schools has an unwavering commitment to equity. We relentlessly work to reduce the behaviors derived from discrimination, implicit bias and prejudice. Our learning community is a safe place for students, staff and families to process important social justice issues. The diversity in our community is what makes us strong. The challenge for each of us is to do the courageous work necessary to bring about fundamental social change in our community and country. Our children are depending on us for guidance, we cannot forsake their trust."