Yonkers schools await $78 million rebuild project

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A multimillion-dollar funding approval by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to greatly revamp Yonkers schools.

"We are collaborating with the state Education Department, the mayor’s office and all of the elected officials to expedite the process," says Dr. Edwin Quezada, superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools.

The district is expected to receive $78 million as part of the first phase of the Districts Rebuild Project, which would allocate about $2 billion in total to replace, rebuild or renovate the city's 39 school buildings.

With the average age of district buildings at 75 years old and severe overcrowding of classrooms, Yonkers officials say they hope to modernize classrooms and update infrastructure.

"It is imperative that the renovation of the Yonkers schools progresses as quickly as possible," says Sen. George Latimer.

News 12 is told the first phase is slated to rebuild Gorton High School and build two new pre-K through eighth grade schools.

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