Yonker‘ Free Pre‘‘ FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2020 - BRIAN HARROD PUBLISHER Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada announced all Yonkers Public Schools will be closed for a Superintendent’s Conference day for teachers Yonkers Schools Edwin Quezada and Board of Edu- sory Board chairman Dr. Ammir cation president Rev. Stephen Lopez Rabaddi, who is also a school board Closed Today And announced an unscheduled Superin- member, said six of the 128 Westch- tendent’s Conference day today that ester County positive coronavirus Will Open On will leave students at home. cases are Yonkers residents. Public school teachers and admin- Dr. Rabaddi also said none of the Monday istrators are coming to school develop cases are linked to city schools, but By BRIAN HARROD school-based instructional continuity more Yonkers cases are expected to plans. surface in the coming days. School is expected to be re-opened Mayor Mike Spano said Yonkers for students on Monday was not told what part of town those Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano an- nounced that several city programs Superintendent Quezada also said suffering from the virus were in. will be closed till march 27th in an that a prolonged closing of Yonkers With more than 70% of chil- efforts to contain the spread of the Public Schools would disrupt the en- dren in Yonkers being food insecure, COVID-19 novel coronavirus. tire city, the city’s prolonged school closure City Council President Mike Quezada added that on Thursday, plans will also include sites to provide Khader also said the City Council the district’s attendance rate dropped meals. will continue to meet, but all com- from 93% to 83% as some parents re- But, the mayor said that all Office mittee meetings will be canceled. fused to send their childen to schools. for the Aging nutritional programs for Superintendent of Schools Dr. The Mayor’s Health Advi- seniors will remain operational.