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‘School of No’ principal getting fired after probe (good)
New York Post ^ | February 18, 2014 | Susan Edelman and Jeane MacIntosh

Posted on 02/19/2014 1:30:17 AM PST by canuck_conservative

The Dept. of Education said Tuesday it will fire notorious “School of No” Principal Marcella Sills, quickly responding to a probe that found she blatantly lied about her attendance at Far Rockaway’s PS 106 — all the while collecting a full paycheck for the no-show work....

The swift DOE action came as Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon issued a 13-page report recommending Sills get the ax and that she and an assistant principal who has since resigned, never be allowed to work for the Education Dept. again.

Condon’s investigation was spurred by The Post’s exclusive Jan. 12 report that revealed the fur-coat wearing, BMW-driving school boss was always hours late, often played hooky, and blew taxpayer dough to redecorate her office and order catered meals....

The probe found that Sills routinely showed up for work between 9 am and noon — despite a principal being expected between 7 and 7:30 am — calling a custodian from her cellphone to alert him of her impending arrival so he could open a gate for her private parking spot....

After The Post article, the report noted, Sills went to the employee and said, “I cannot find my time cards. Can you make some up from September 2012 to present?”....

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: education; marcellasills; newyorkcity; principal
Two incompetents fired. Good riddance.

Now if we could only do the same thing with Obama.

1 posted on 02/19/2014 1:30:18 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

Criminal, not incompetence.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 1:37:14 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

In this case, it would be

(c) All of the Above.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 1:43:48 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

I guess she gets to keep all the money she stole?


4 posted on 02/19/2014 1:44:18 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: canuck_conservative

She’s now up for an Ambassadorship to Kenya.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 2:06:05 AM PST by maddog55
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To: All

My, how fashionable---in furs, no less (while kids got nothing).

6 posted on 02/19/2014 2:55:32 AM PST by Liz
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To: canuck_conservative

I’m surprised, actually. One wonders how much the publicity had to do with the decision. Meaning, would she have kept her job if her malfeasance had been discovered without the Post and others covering the story first.

Either way, I’m glad she’s been fired. I know shame is considered a quaint and outdated concept by a lot of people on the left these days, but if anyone should be ashamed, it is this woman. She is a thief, a liar, and a selfish twit more concerned with her gratification than the future of the children she was *supposed* to be looking out for.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 2:58:09 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Bump


8 posted on 02/19/2014 3:15:39 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: canuck_conservative

“Meanwhile, her Queens students lacked basic supplies and services, including Common Core math and reading books”

Theres the silver lining. No common core books.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 3:25:34 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

She figured the books were unnecessary, they couldn’t read them anyway. /s


10 posted on 02/19/2014 3:30:39 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: DemforBush

“........shame is considered a quaint and outdated concept by a lot of people on the left these days, but if anyone should be ashamed, it is this woman. She is a thief, a liar, and a selfish twit more concerned with her gratification than the future of the children she was *supposed* to be looking out for.”.......

Just another “sista” doing what comes natural.

Glad she got caught.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 3:56:51 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: DemforBush

“........shame is considered a quaint and outdated concept by a lot of people on the left these days, but if anyone should be ashamed, it is this woman. She is a thief, a liar, and a selfish twit more concerned with her gratification than the future of the children she was *supposed* to be looking out for.”.......

Just another “sista” doing what comes natural.

Glad she got caught.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 3:56:51 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: canuck_conservative

She’s a seasoned in-your-face black who knows how to use the race card and work the system. She’ll have another job in no time.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 3:56:59 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Liz

I had to Google pics of this varmint because I thought you just found a file pic of somebody in a fur. Unbelievable!


14 posted on 02/19/2014 4:16:04 AM PST by albie
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To: SpaceBar

People like this should be put in the stocks in public so people can come by and toss garbage at them for days. Maybe that would get the point across as they are beyond “shame”.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 4:17:16 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: All
HOW THEY HANDLE CHEATER TEACHERS IN ATLANTA---Teachers charged w/ 65 counts in the Atlanta school cheating scandal: Supt Beverly Hall and 34 teachers---mostly Black---were charged with one count of violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Beverly Hall also is charged with making false statements and false writings, and theft by taking. If convicted on all counts, she faces a maximum 45 years in prison.

Beverly Hall---credited w/ "turning around" Atlanta
schools---honored for her educator "achievements."

SAP-HAPPY EDUCATORS HONORED BEVERLY HALLIn 2009, Hall was named National Superintendent of the Year by the Schools Superintendents Association, which at the time, said Hall's "leadership turned Atlanta into a model of urban school reform."

HALL'S REIGN OF TERROR But the Atlanta indictment paints another picture of Beverly Hall, one of a supt with "a single-minded purpose, and that was to cheat."

The message from Beverly Hall was clear: There were to be no exceptions and no excuses for failure to meet her targets. For example, teachers who reported other teachers who cheated were terminated, while teachers who were caught cheating were only suspended," the indictment alleges.

"It is further part of the conspiracy and endeavor that targets achieved through cheating were used by Beverly Hall to obtain substantial performance bonuses.....which was at the heart of the conspiracy to cheat, " the indictment said. The indictment alleges a number of educators received performance bonuses based on test scores.

According to the indictment, Hall protected and rewarded teachers who achieved her academic targets by cheating. It also alleges she fired principals who failed to achieve goals and that she ignored "suspicious test score gains" throughout the school system.........a turn of events outed by ace investigative reporters at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Four of Hall's executive administrators, six principals, two assistant principals, six testing coordinators, 14 teachers, a school improvement specialist and a school secretary were also indicted.

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So how did educators get nailed under RICO? Read on, bloggers.

Rhonda Cook one of the ace AJC reporters who bird-dogged the Hall story reported: The 1980 Georgia General Assembly was concerned about “the increasing sophistication of various criminal elements,” so it adopted the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), patterned after a similar federal law. RICO is often used to try to prove that a legal business was being used for illegal means, and, in the beginning, was used to prosecute drug traffickers or organized crime members.

But in recent years prosecutors have applied RICO to government officials accused of using their offices for personal gain---such as those named here---the various former and current Atlanta public school officials.

To bring a case under Georgia’s RICO law, there must be at least two underlying felonies — such as fraud, bribery, witness tampering (among others). RICO allows prosecutors to include multiple defendants charged with various crimes in the self-same indictment, and to charge that they were allegedly part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.

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Kudos to Atlanta---they not only saw through the conniving and criminal behavior of educator Hall---they took concrete steps to expose her frauds. Atlanta oughta check Hall's freewheeling ways with school budgets---they're in for a huge surprise. When she left Newark, NJ schools, $73 million went missing from the education budget---Hall has never been charged.

16 posted on 02/19/2014 4:35:57 AM PST by Liz
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To: Cowboy Bob

RESTITUTION! Freeze all assets, sell her fur coat,car, jewelry, house, whatever. She won’t need them in jail which is where she belongs. She’s a crook.


17 posted on 02/19/2014 4:48:22 AM PST by FES0844
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To: canuck_conservative
The Dept. of Education said Tuesday it will fire notorious “School of No” Principal Marcella Sills ...

Yes, but when? And if by "fire" they mean, "Not working, but with full pay, benefits, and pension," who has won here?

And what will the replacement be like?

18 posted on 02/19/2014 4:50:17 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Maybe she did them a favor, in a backhanded manner.

Better she goof off, than meddle in the more normal lefty way.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 4:50:53 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: maddog55

Good one!


20 posted on 02/19/2014 5:08:25 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Liz
In 2009, Hall was named National Superintendent of the Year by the Schools Superintendents Association, which at the time, said Hall's "leadership turned Atlanta into a model of urban school reform."

Further evidence of exactly how stupid, corrupt and morally bankrupt these "Associations" are.

Have they publically rescinded the award yet?

21 posted on 02/19/2014 5:11:30 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Tax-chick

Those are all excellent questions. It almost looks like they might be saying what they know we want to hear while they wait for the media attention to die down so they can go back to ignoring the problem.

“Will” fire her? Why have they not already fired her?


22 posted on 02/19/2014 5:14:40 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Progov

Peoria, IL - District 150 has its very own Granita Lathan... seems to fit the template, though Granita has, thus far, kept her nose clean of corruption. There should be a thread of higher-up metropolitican school administrators and principals - might we see a pattern?


23 posted on 02/19/2014 5:16:47 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: WayneS
they might be saying what they know we want to hear while they wait for the media attention to die down so they can go back to ignoring the problem

I believe you have very clearly stated what is happening and what will happen.

24 posted on 02/19/2014 5:17:02 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: WayneS

Rescind her award? Not that I know of (snix).


25 posted on 02/19/2014 5:17:32 AM PST by Liz
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To: Mouton

I have long thought that they should bring back the old stocks for people convicted of certain crimes. I’m sure some lawyer would conclude it was “cruel & unusual punishment”,but I think this public humililiation is just what is called for in certain instances. Should make others think twice before committing something similar & isn’t that what we want?


26 posted on 02/19/2014 8:55:24 AM PST by oldtech
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