Yonkers Federation of Teachers rally for funding to save 170 jobs cut by district
The Yonkers Federation of Teachers held a drive-by rally Monday for funding to save the 170 jobs cut by the Yonkers City Schools.
Another 20% of jobs in the district is on the chopping block if the HEROES Act does not pass the Senate. The HEROES Act, or the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, is meant to provide funds to local municipalities to pay their first responders, health care workers and teachers.
The Yonkers community says that that loss is something they cannot afford.
The House has already passed the act, and it's currently in the hands of the Senate.
Yonkers City Schools is the fourth largest district in the state.