PTA members meet with Yonkers mayor about status of school budget cuts
Parents and PTA members are demanding answers about the Yonkers School District budget crisis.
Leaders of the Yonkers PTA Council sat down with Mayor John Spencer (R-Yonkers) Monday in an effort to put pressure on city and state leaders to solve the school district's budget problems once and for all. Marybeth Linder, president of the Yonkers PTA Council, says a permanent solution is needed because it is the children who suffer.
The meeting comes on the same day all extra-curricular activities, music and art programs, and 502 workers were to be cut in an effort to fill a $20 million budget gap. Last week, the school board voted to suspend the cuts until December 5 in order to give city and state lawmakers more time to come up with the money.