'Nyack Deserves Better' lawn signs put school district in spotlight as unions negotiate contracts

Sources tell News 12 that the unions took a vote of "no confidence" about the superintendent of schools Susan Yom because of her decision making, interactions with the staff and vision for the district.

Diane Caruso

Mar 19, 2024, 10:05 PM

Updated 124 days ago

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“Nyack Deserves Better” signs are popping up at homes in the Nyack Public School’s district.
"The students and the teachers. They deserve better,” said Violet Merjanian, who has a sign outside of her house in Valley Cottage. “They deserve more help, more pay. We need smaller class sizes. Not any bigger than what they are now. And the board and the superintendent are not focusing on that."
District leadership is another reason others tell News 12 they have a sign.
“My why is because of the superintendent,” said Bobby White, of Valley Cottage.
News 12 visited many of the homes who have the signs. While some were not home, others said off camera they have the signs to show their support for the teachers.
Unions in the district are negotiating new contracts.
As News 12 previously reported, teachers walked out of a school board meeting earlier this month.
Sources tell News 12 that the unions took a vote of "no confidence" about the superintendent of schools Susan Yom because of her decision making, interactions with the staff and vision for the district.
A Nyack Board of Education meeting will happen tonight inside the middle school's gym.


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