Yonkers schools want to #Fund2Rebuild

Yonkers education officials are now moving to physically rebuild schools following a recent contract agreement with the city's teachers -- but to pay for it, they're asking for help on social media.

Yonkers education officials are now moving to physically rebuild schools following a recent contract agreement with the city's teachers -- but to pay for it, they're asking for help on social media. (2/15/17)

YONKERS - Yonkers education officials are now moving to physically rebuild schools following a recent contract agreement with the city's teachers -- but to pay for it, they're asking for help on social media.

Officials say they have had to close many classrooms in the city for asbestos contamination. The district wants to build three new schools and make repairs to other buildings.

Some facilities, like Gorton High School, would be entirely rebuilt.

Mayor Mike Spano is challenging students to spread the message using their phones and the social media hashtag, #Fund2Rebuild. The school with the most shares and tags will get a reward.

The state has already approved legislation that will reimburse the city for some expenses -- but it comes at a lower rate than other school districts.

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