Yonkers superintendent holds 4th public hearing on proposed budget
Yonkers School Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada held his fourth public hearing Thursday on the proposed $590 million school district budget.
The latest hearing was held in the library at Yonkers Middle High School.
Quezada says he wants to maintain programs and restore previously eliminated positions. He is seeking to add 68 positions including counselors, art teachers, music teachers and librarians.
Quezada also has proposed increasing language programs for students who don't speak English as their first language. He says the students in Yonkers deserve these opportunities, but his budget could come with the shortfall of nearly $23 million.
The budget is expected to pass April 1. Until then, Quezada is urging the community and parents to reach out to elected officials.