Yonkers officials: Cuomo's cuts create 'perfect storm' for schools
State lawmakers announced yesterday that they've agreed on a budget that would restore some funding to New York's public schools, but outraged Yonkers officials say it's nowhere near enough.
At a press conference today, Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone and Yonkers School District Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) of simply shifting the state's debt to the local level.
The officials said the drastic cuts to education are fostering a "perfect storm" for the Yonkers school district, which is one of the five biggest in the state.
The Yonkers leaders said they plan on calling on their area's delegation in Albany to voice their outrage with the proposed budget.