Yonkers schools ask state for $28M

Local religious leaders have joined school officials and residents in calling for $28 million in state funding to prevent layoffs and other cuts in the school district.

Local religious leaders have joined school officials and residents in calling for $28 million in state funding to prevent layoffs and other cuts in the school district. (5/1/15)

YONKERS - Local religious leaders have joined school officials and residents in calling for $28 million in state funding to prevent layoffs and other cuts in the school district.

Without the money, officials say the district may have to lay off 250 teachers and support staff and cut extracurricular activities and sports.

Advocates say the money will help Yonkers students keep up with their peers around the state.

The state had given the district $28 million last year to cover an accounting error, according to officials.

The Yonkers school trustees say they want to review the budget once more to find additional cost-saving measures. A committee will meet next week on the issue.

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