In the wake of our repeated disclosures of wrongdoing by school employees, many New Rochelle residents are asking why these employees are left on the district payroll.
In the weeks since we first broke the "sexting" case, many Albert Leonard Middle School parents have expressed anger and a sense of betrayal by Principal Bill Evans who sent out a letter to parents on February 6th urging parents to have a discussion with their children about the dangers of sexting without disclosing the incident the prompted the letter.
"Bill Evans has been a great principal who has done many good things in his time at Albert", said one parent who asked not to be identified, "so I am very disappointed that he would have sent out that letter without sharing why it was sent. My trust in him has been shaken."
In addition to the sexting case, Talk of the Sound has reported four cases of employees assaulting students, misappropriation of school property, no show jobs and much more yet, except for the substitute gym teacher, all continued to be employed by the District.
All disciplinary matters in the school district are covered by New York civil service law and state and federal rights to "due process". In the sexting case, the guard has not been convicted of any crimes although a conviction is not necessary to suspend or dismiss a district employee.