Please remember to hide your Time Card in a safe place to prevent transparency.
No pin required. Just write in the times you want us to believe you worked and the taxpayer will send you a check. Right Principal Hill?
It seems that there is a “DOEble Standard” when it comes to investigations, allegations and cases within the Department of Education. It took me some time to figure that out, but when I did I went right into writing F.O.I.L requests and doing my own public citizen investigation. It’s been over 223 days since I was removed and no charges have been brought up against me. It’s kind of hard to draw blood from a rock, but I give them a lot of credit for trying.
SCI Slogan I followed: “Don’t Let Corruption & Crime Rob Your Child Of An Education!“
Let’s go over some of the cases and allegations that have taken place in my school, Berta Dreyfus IS 49, in Staten Island. My union lawyer, SCI and I all agree that it is a “tangled mess of allegations and investigations”. I have to say though that all my allegations have been backed up with a lot of evidence, and their allegations are pulled out of thin air. I’m very confident that I will pull through all 20+ investigations. I’m like NEO from the Matrix dodging bullets.
First click here for the allegations against me that all started just four days after I made my first allegation and one day after pouring my concerns out to District 31 Superintendent Erminia Claudio. She called me on a Sunday night for 45 minutes. She ended with “You talk to your union and I will talk with Linda.” The next day, my first two disciplinary letters and first three investigations. Must have been some nice pep talk Ms. Claudio. Thank you.
Just four days (including weekend) later?. Coincidence? Please comment below which one you think warranted my removal. It’s been 310 days since the investigators were called about me.
Now here are the allegations made against the employees that are still in the building with access to money and children.
I know it’s crazy as the allegations against me are comical and the allegations against them are very serious. What was the statement the DOE Press Office made about me when I live streamed two months ago? Oh that’s right “Francesco Portelos has been extremely difficult to work with, was transferred twice, and there are multiple investigations pending against him.” It’s two months later and they still have not elaborated or have been specific as to what they mean by “extremely difficult” or “multiple investigations“. Has anyone heard of the DOE being so secretive about allegations against a teacher before? “Transferred twice?” They didn’t mention that the first transfer was on April 26, 2012 to the Petrides Complex in Staten Island and the second transfer was three days later due to false accusations by DOE Top Brass Andrew Gordon, HR Director. He is also currently under investigation by the Office of General Council (Case 2012-4638 R-OGC SCI # 3708) See this post allegation in detail here .
Did I mention hundreds of my students have had over a dozen substitutes while I have been jailed up 20 miles away?
Here are some case numbers on them as I know none of the case numbers against me:
I’m still waiting for the findings of the OEO investigation. They told me it was complete, however I found many witnesses were not interviewed. Listen below as the AP contradicts herself in a the post observation meeting. “Students were not answering any of your questions.” 2 minutes later… “They were blurting out the the answers.”
The rest of the many allegations have to do with the principal accepting a $4,000 kickback, an assistant principal sending an 8th grade honors student to a 6th grade ELL class, many School Leadership Team violations, still not addressed to this day, Conflict of Interest by an assistant principal who worked for one of her teachers on the weekend and so many more that I’m just tired of typing….
I’m out. They are in. I’m fighting to get back.
Please help fight these DOEble Standards by sharing this post, my main blog and signing the petition. You can also call Chancellor Dennis Walcott’s office at 212-374-0200. If he is busy, perhaps Deputy Chancellor David Weiner, in charge of labor relations, may be of service. His number is 212-374-5580
“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” -Martin Luther King Jr.