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Sarah Mulvey, 10, a fourth-grade student at Pearls (Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Sarah Mulvey, 10, a fourth-grade student at Pearls Hawthorne Academy, displays a message on her face that reads, "How can I be an artist with no art class" to demonstrate on the steps of City Hall that she and her siblings don't want any cuts to programs in the schools in Yonkers. (June 25, 2012)

Yonkers rally for school budget

Children and concerned parents gathered on the steps of Yonkers City Hall to rally in favor of passing the city's school budget. (June 25, 2012)

Mayor Mike Spano discusses music education in schools
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Mayor Mike Spano discusses music education in schools with Kayla Dixon, 6, outside Yonkers City Hall. (June 25, 2012)

Six-year-old Kayla Dixon, center, protests with fellow students
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Six-year-old Kayla Dixon, center, protests with fellow students on the steps of Yonkers City Hall during a rally to urge the city to pass the school budget. (June 25, 2012)

Yonkers High School students, from left, Andy Mrose,
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Yonkers High School students, from left, Andy Mrose, Michael Bouteneff and Elizabeth Bouteneff protest on the steps of Yonkers City Hall to urge the city to pass the school budget. (June 25, 2012)

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Yonkers Schools Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio. (June 25, 2012)
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Yonkers Schools Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio. (June 25, 2012)

Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick addresses a
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick addresses a crowd of parents and children gathered on the steps of Yonkers City Hall to urge the city to pass the school budget. (June 25, 2012)

Sarah Mulvey, 10, a fourth-grade student at Pearls
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Sarah Mulvey, 10, a fourth-grade student at Pearls Hawthorne Academy, displays a message on her face that reads, "How can I be an artist with no art class" to demonstrate on the steps of City Hall that she and her siblings don't want any cuts to programs in the schools in Yonkers. (June 25, 2012)

Parents and students rally on the steps of
(Credit: Jm Alcorn)

Parents and students rally on the steps of Yonkers City Hall to urge the city to pass the school budget. (June 25, 2012)

Parents and children urge the City of Yonkers
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Parents and children urge the City of Yonkers to pass the school budget during a rally at City Hall. (June 25, 2012)

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Outgoing PTA president Ann Marie Smith joins fellow
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

Outgoing PTA president Ann Marie Smith joins fellow parents and students on the steps of Yonkers City Hall during a rally to urge the city to pass the school budget. (June 25, 2012)

From left, New York State PTA Westchester region
(Credit: Jim Alcorn)

From left, New York State PTA Westchester region director Kelly Chiarella, left, talks with Kevin Gray, Yonker Schools Superintintendent Bernard Pierorazio and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano at a rally on the steps of Yonkers City Hall. (June 25, 2012)

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