Nepotism probe finds former Yonkers superintendent Petrone violated policy

The Yonkers inspector general released a report on the investigation of nepotism at the public schools.

The report found former Yonkers School Superintendent Angelo Petrone violated the district's ethics policy when he hired his daughter amidst hundreds of teacher layoffs. Petrone was indicted on perjury and tampering charges after a separate probe into the hiring of his daughter?s boyfriend for a high-paying position.

The inspector general says the purpose of the report was not to specifically find nepotism but to make sure all civil service laws and district policies were followed. He recommends a major revision of the Yonkers school ethics policy, with more attention paid to setting hiring policies and regular budget audits tied to jobs.

Related story Angelo Petrone resigns as Yonkers School superintendent

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