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.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada presented testimony before the New York State Joint Legislative Fiscal and Education Committee earlier this this week. He addressed head-on the structural budget constraints which sabotage Yonkers ability to sustain educational programs and the personnel required to deliver them. Dr. Quezada offered a four-point plan for sustainable recurring revenue to maintain outstanding academic outcomes for all students - and to close the persistent budget gap.