Yonkers residents protest in lieu of school budget vote

Yonkers residents do not vote on a school budget, but since the rest of the Hudson Valley was out voting on their respective budgets yesterday, some local residents seized the opportunity to make their opinions heard at City Hall.

Hundreds came out to protest the current proposed education cuts in Yonkers yesterday.

In the latest budget, some 700 school employees will be laid off, including many teachers, and all extracurricular activities have been cut. Pre-K education and many school bus routes are also affected.

City officials say that the lack of state aid is what prompted the drastic cuts, but many parents say that officials simply have to find the money.

A school board meeting will be held tonight at Saunders High School.

The Board of Education and the Yonkers City Council still have to vote on the budget by June 1.

Yonkers school employees receive pink slips

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