Yonkers superintendent under fire for taking pay raise amid district's troubles

Parents are angry over the amount of money being paid to the Yonkers school superintendent.

On Monday, the Yonkers community listened as members of the board of education told them that by December 1, all extra-curricular activities would be cut, as well as music, art, industrial arts and school security. On the same night the school board made cuts to close a $20 million shortfall in the district's budget, they also awarded Superintendent of Schools Angelo Petrone a $235,000 contract and an additional $43,000 in retroactive pay. Petrone also has a new Lincoln Navigator, which the districted leased for him.

One parent says although he thinks Petrone is entitled to a salary, he doesn't understand why he it has to be so much and why he has to drive around in a luxury car.

With 500 people set to lose their jobs, parents are wondering what the board of education is thinking.

News 12 Westchester attempted to contact the school board, but no one was available for comment. But earlier this week, Petrone said his contract is comparable to every area school district.

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