Yonkers schools get the green light to get out of the red

Senator Nick Spano (R-Yonkers) announced Wednesday that Albany is allocating an extra $84 million to Yonkers in this year?s budget, half of which will go to the financially strapped school system. With

News 12 Staff

Mar 30, 2006, 6:50 PM

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Senator Nick Spano (R-Yonkers) announced Wednesday that Albany is allocating an extra $84 million to Yonkers in this year?s budget, half of which will go to the financially strapped school system.
With Yonkers public schools facing a $100 million deficit in the fall, the city needs all the financial aid it can get. Lawmakers say $20.7 million will go to the city and public schools will get $40 million. And another $24 million will be used for a minor league ballpark and Saw Mill Daylighting, which is a project designed to open up parts of the Saw Mill River Parkway that run underneath portions of the city's downtown area.
Spano says the numbers could actually be higher and that Yonkers might get as much as $100 million in state aid. The deal won't be finalized until the full state budget passes. That is expected to happen Friday.
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