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$78M Boost To Yonkers Schools Gets Cuomo's Signature

Gov. Cuomo signed into legislation a bill giving $78 million to Yonkers to help build three schools.
Gov. Cuomo signed into legislation a bill giving $78 million to Yonkers to help build three schools. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Public Schools are getting $78 million to help with rebuilding efforts.

A bill sponsored by State Senator Andrew Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) and Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers) was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday.

The $78 million will help build three new schools in Yonkers. The average age of Yonkers' school buildings is 75 years old, with the oldest building at 119 years old. The school district is 5,000 students overcapacity.

The three new schools are proposed to be a new Gorton High School, and two new Pre-K through 8 schools, one on Ravine Avenue, and one off of Ashburton Avenue.

"This law puts Yonkers one step closer to rebuilding our aging schools," said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. "Thank you to our state delegation for fighting for our Yonkers Public Schools. I look forward to continuing to work with them so our students have a healthy and safe learning environment for years to come."

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