In the News: Statement from Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to Yonkers City Council and Education Committee (Source: Yonkers Tribune)

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

March 27, 2014

Yonkers, NY - “There have been serious lapses of fiscal transparency and accountability within the City of Yonkers school system which must be remedied and reformed. As a representative of the City of Yonkers, I reiterate my call to give the community, parents and stakeholders an opportunity to be part of the process and discussion.

“I continue to work in partnership with Senator Latimer, the State Assembly and the Governor’s office, to help the City out of this current fiscal crisis. However, the discussion about school governance and mayoral control requires much more input from the community. The process that New York City followed when they approved Mayoral control is the only other example we can draw from and we ought to take a page out of their book."

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