A school district in the suburbs north of New York City says it will lay off over 700 employees and end its popular prekindergarten program because of a $42 million budget gap.
Yonkers Public Schools announced Friday that it had sent out termination letters and could cut extra-curricular activities and athletics programs because of their financial woes.
Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio said he is looking for the district's unions to make concessions to save jobs.
In a statement, he said only the Yonkers Council of Administrators had offered to make concessions.
Local Civil Service Employees Association President Bobbie DiBattista tells the Journal News that there has been no formal meeting between the schools and her union.
She says she will seek her members' vote on any proposed concessions.