Superintendent resignation shocks Yonkers

The unexpected resignation of Yonkers Public Schools' superintendent has left the community shaken up.



Michael Yazurlo submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of Education late Friday, just a day after touring Roosevelt High School with state officials as he pushed to reinstate its varsity sports program.



"He has stated that he is stepping down to health reasons and I accept that," says Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.



At the same time, Yonkers police say a special unit has opened an investigation into alleged "unauthorized use of computers and cable services located at the Board of Education." 



Yazurlo took over the state's fourth largest school district in February 2014 for a term expected to end in June. He has said publicly in the past that he hoped the Yonkers Board of Education would renew his contract for three years.



Deputy Superintendent Edwin Quezada has become the acting superintendent. 



Yazurlo has avoided making further comments since his resignation.


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