Yonkers school leaders hold public budget forum

Yonkers parents were out in force tonight as school leaders hosted a public meeting on the district's budget concerns.

School officials say September budget cuts will lead to reductions in everything from busing, pre-K, varsity sports and school psychologists.

More than 700 teachers and other school employees were already laid off earlier this year in order to close a $42 million budget gap. About half of them have since been hired back.

As a concession, both kindergarten and pre-school classes have been restored, but only for half-day sessions. Space for pre-school is still very limited.

School Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio says he is hopeful that some money will be found to restore some of the programs cut.Yonkers students graduate amid district's budget woesYonkers City Council approves long-awaited budget

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