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Yonkers PTA president sounds the alarm over funding for social, emotional support

Many parents in Yonkers say they fear the funding to support COVID-related services will dry up when masks finally do come off at schools.

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2022, 10:23 PM

Updated 824 days ago

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Many parents in Yonkers say they fear the funding to support COVID-related services will dry up when masks finally do come off at schools.
Yonkers Council PTA president Carmen Goodstein is sounding the alarm over funding for social and emotional support.
She says she fears Yonkers Public Schools will have to make cuts to programs created during the pandemic and fire social workers.
They are services and positions created with the help of COVID relief funding.
"We are facing two to three years of growth with a cliff - literally a cliff - that if we don't get sustainable funding, we are not going to maintain that growth," says Goodstein.
The district's superintendent is asking for an increase in state funding from $1.2 million to $7.8 million for health and social and emotional support.


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