Yonkers school district seeks to limit summer school

Yonkers Superintendent Michael Yazurlo is looking to limit the summer school session. Seniors who need to attend will get the opportunity if the measure passes, but underclassmen will have to take

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2014, 1:17 AM

Updated 3,586 days ago

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Yonkers Superintendent Michael Yazurlo is looking to limit the summer school session.
Seniors who need to attend will get the opportunity if the measure passes, but underclassmen will have to take a failed class over in the fall.
"I want to take away that path of least resistance and trade in 40 weeks of school for six," says Yazurlo. "It's just not a good thing for kids."
Yazurlo and the teachers union agree that some students wind up in summer school because they're missing too many days.
The district would save about $300,000 with the change. Instead of using that money in the high schools, it would be used for younger children to help them learn how to read.
The district will still offer after-school programs for older students who need help to keep them out of the summer session.
Eighth-graders heading into high school would still have the opportunity to attend summer school if this measure passes.
The Yonkers Board of Education could be voting on the topic next month.


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