According to district spokesperson Maura Lamoreaux, Yonkers superintendent Bernard Pierorazio spoke with Section 1 executive director Jennifer Simmons today. Pierorazio requested more time to make a decision on the future of the district’s athletics for the 2011-12 school year, and his request was granted.
Pierorazio will be out of the office tomorrow in Albany. He expects to render a decision later this week.
As you know, Yonkers will operate on an austerity budget. Perorazio has said since the spring that that budget will not include sports for the coming school year. However, there has been no final call on the status of athletics.
Will that decision come before Wednesday? It may have to. As I first reported last Friday, the Section 1 football committee plans to meet Wednesday to re-work the power rankings and schedules for the upcoming season.
UPDATE, 5:16 p.m.: “We will make every effort to reach that decision in time for the meeting on Wednesday,” Lamoreaux wrote in an e-mail message.