YONKERS - The sudden resignation of Bernard Pierorazio as the superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools has some Yonkers parents in shock.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced Friday that superintendent Bernard Pierorazo will retire from his position in 30 days.

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The news came from Spano after learning the district is operating with a budget deficit that could be up to $55 million. However, Spano says this should not impact students. He says the city can utilize its own surplus funds in the short term.

In the long term, Spano and City Council President Liam McLaughlin want the state to allow mayoral control of the Board of Education.

The board president says the deficit is a major concern and auditors will present their findings on Tuesday.

The superintendent has not returned News 12’s calls for comment on this report.