Skip to comments.No space, no books, no clue at NYCís worst elementary school
Posted on 01/12/2014 7:49:23 AM PST by lowbridge
Students at PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens, have gotten no math or reading and writing books for the rigorous Common Core curriculum, whistleblowers say.
The 234 kids get no gym or art classes. Instead, they watch movies every day.
The kids have seen more movies than Siskel and Ebert, a source said.
The school nurse has no office equipped with a sink, refrigerator or cot.
The library is a mess: Nothings in order, said a source. Its a junk room.
No substitutes are hired when a teacher is absent students are divvied up among other classes.
A classroom that includes learning-disabled kids doesnt have the required special-ed co-teacher.
About 40 kindergartners have no room in the three-story brick building. They sit all day in dilapidated trailers that reek of animal urine, a parent said; rats and squirrels noisily scamper in the walls and ceiling.
And the principal Marcella Sills, who joined PS 106 nine years ago is a frequent no-show, sources say.
Sills did not come to school last Monday. On Tuesday, she showed up at 3:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, The Post found her at home in Westbury, LI, all day before emerging at 2:50 p.m. school dismissal time. Wearing a fur coat, she took her BMW for a spin.
She showed up at school Thursday, but not Friday.
When Sills, 48, does go to work, its rarely before 11 a.m. and often hours later, say sources familiar with her schedule.
She strolls in whenever she wants, one said.
The school hasnt had a payroll secretary in years.
When she is out, an assistant principal is left in charge. Yet Sills, who gets a $128,207 salary, also pockets overtime pay $2,900 for 83 hours in 2011, the latest available records show.
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This is similar to the way our country is being run. And few complain.
Looking forward to the follow-ups on this story.
but the teachers get paid handsomely and the 45 year old retired teachers are collecting their handsome retirement benefits as they sit sunning on the beaches of Miami.
So when does she get appointed Secretary of Education?
Why am I not at all surprised?
The average per student spending in New York City is $19,000 so those 234 students should get $4.4 million. So where did that money go. Even considering the usual “skim” in NYC, there still should be a couple million left.
that very well may be a Title 1 Mink Coat!
“As a Title 1 school, it gets extra federal funds, but community members say theyve never seen a budget tracking the income and spending.”
It might seem the perfect challenge for an idealistic teacher, but for innovation being all but shut-down by the teachers unions.
If the principal was a white male, he would be sacked. That not being the case here, expect the situation to continue and “Ms Sills” can glide to her retirement with only perfunctory appearances at her actual job after which she will make her retirement official and receive a generous monthly kiss in the mail for the rest of her life, based on a $200K salary, courtesy of the taxpayers.
NYC annual per-pupil spending.
Give parents vouchers for 10k, and watch schooling improve.
Actually, the specific information isn’t necessary. One can divine what one suspects from just the information, curiously lacking a description.
I bet she gonna go golfin’
Eeek! Is it a drag queen? Judging by the mink, I’d say it’s a pretty well-paid drag queen.
That said, the schools out in Far Rockaway have always been bad. Most people who were sane sent their kids to Catholic school.
I laughed out loud when I read “rigorous standards” of Common Core, which is the usual liberal BS. In other words, the kids aren’t expected to learn facts, they’re supposed to free associate and call it “critical thinking,” and there is, at the request of the teachers’ unions, no longer anybody held accountable for the dismal performance of the students.
Governor Scott here in Florida for some reason (probably money) initially accepted the Common Core standards but he is backtracking and today announced that some of the excellent reforms put in under Gov. Bush will be restored and that the State of Florida wants to take back control.
I’m sure De Blasio is a big Common Core guy, though.
And probably learn more than if they were in a class hearing lectures about the greatness of B. Hussein.
And considering NYC just elected a hardcore blatant Marxist as Mayor, she will probably get a raise.
Does this bring back memories?
Prolly on the BET channel.
“FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!!”
The critics are just all racists. The principal is obviously a victim of the current war on women. If the taxpayers would provide an additional $100,000 per kid, this problem could be solved. But things are looking up. It will all be fixed now that Bill de Blasio is mayor.
To be renamed to “Red” Bill de Blasio Elementary School.
Any "parent" who knows about these conditions and still voluntarily sends their baby off to "skool" is no parent.
I'm currently on a business trip in CA. I was sitting in a restaurant the other day people watching as I waited for my lunch. A family was seated near me -- 2 grandparents, a mom, and a little boy -- about 8 or 9. They were pouring over a text book called "California Math" and a work sheet. I could only hear snatches of the conversation, but the title of the book told me volumes (pun intended.)
The women and the child were clueless. Grandpa was trying to figure out the problem, and he was objecting to the way it was stated. I could tell that granpa was no dummy, but somebody had turned simple math into an epic struggle. At one point he vented his frustration and raised his voice so that I heard, "But 'rounding up' 420 does NOT give you 450! This is not right!" And "Estimate? Why are they estimating? This is stated all wrong!"
I watched them struggle for nearly an hour and thought to myself that the whole problem is in the book. "California Math", indeed!
I knew before I looked.
Thanks, Randy Weingarten, for your inspiring leadership! The unions DON'T CARE ABOUT STUDENTS, as long as they get theirs.
We all did.
Gee, based on the school 2014 budget they get $259,020 this year for "Special Education Services"
At least she’s not a PETA whacko, LOL
This school is operating exactly as intended. The politically connected staff have well paying jobs for which no real work is required. They pump up their enrollment in order to get federal Title I subsidies and the money can go into some political slush fund somewhere. For most of the “parents”, their children are out of the house and out of mind for most of the day allowing them to go to work, entertain boyfriends, sell drugs, or whatever their hearts desire. And best of all, someone else is paying for it.
With the new mayor of NYC, this school will become the model for all of the others to emulate. It’s all part of the Leftist nirvana. What’s not to like?
That picture explains everything that is wrong with that school.
With that face, she must be preparing to be FLOTUS.
“Entitled Marcella Sills, the Principal”
Sister of Marcellas Wallace no doubt, all she needs is rubber ball in her mouth. ( Pulp Fiction)
Ms. Sills (lovely coat by the way!) may I suggest this:
Contact a Mr. Peter Lanza. Now he won't be easy to find or reach but you may be able to contact him through a Mr. Robbie Parker. You can find him listed in the Actors Guild.
Ask Mr. Lanza if his 'son' Ryan is available to come to your school and pretend to assassinate oh say 30 students or more.
Now, now I know what you're thinking. Your bros, your homies, Barry and Holder won't like this, but I assure you you are wrong. They'll love it. So you get the NY State Police to set up a fake shooting and then you make sure to get some really good amateur actors and then invite Wolf Blitzer, Katie, and Anderson Cooper (tell him to remember to bring all of his nose this time) and I believe that within just a few short months you'll be receiving a check from Gov. Cuomo for about $50,000,000 to build a new school.
$50 mil!! You'll even be able to afford a real mink!!! So good luck and good shooting. Remember though!! NO SURVIVORS!!!!!!! They're just loose ends you can't afford!
How many thousand $/student is the average in NYC.
Multiply that number by the number of students in this school.
Subtract $100,000 for each teacher and $10,000 to heat/cool and maintain each class room.
The result will probably be like any public school in our nation. Hundreds of thousands of $’s for each classroom that magically disappears before it gets to each classroom.
I don’t live in NY, but I homeschool and am in homeschooling groups with people who homeschool in NY. Apparently it’s really difficult to homeschool in NY. I think the low income low education low information parents here would never be able to get through the homeschooling requirements. But yeah, I can’t imagine what goes through a mother’s mind when she knows about those conditions and then sends her child to that. Except, my guess is that the conditions are not all that much better at home. I think this is all by design. These people are dependent on the government.
Don’t worry. Mayor DeWilhelm will take care of it.
Portrait of a typical member of our new racial nomenklatura.
Another Michelle Obama disciple.
Liberals don’t care about the children. They are a prop to be used or aborted.
If Obama had a school...
“$50,000,000 to build a new school.”
Why not go for the gold? Where I live the taxpayers were charged $197 million for a high school.
“but the teachers get paid handsomely and the 45 year old retired teachers are collecting their handsome retirement benefits as they sit sunning on the beaches of Miami”
And voting to ruin Florida just like they did when they lived in New York and stole their pay from the children!
BTW the “District Superintendent” in this story (Michelle Lloyd-Bey) is also Amish and was promoted from being “principal” of PS 106 to her current “position.”
This was some story! I can’t believe the woman just doesn’t go to work, and she still gets paid!
Teachers’ unions say they are underpaid and the schools need more money! They care about the kids, right?
more insanity from the public schools