This image is a campaign list that Gym Teacher Dennis Hernandez offered the members of the UFT during the last chapter leader election in 2012. One of Mr. Hernandez’s promises was to have the staff entrance Exit F reopen if he was elected. Oddly enough on April 17 2012 Principal David Jimenez sent the following email to the entire staff.
” Please be advised that Officer Johnson, who guards Exit F that is used by school staff in the morning, was called out of the building by school safety headquarters yesterday and today. Custodial staff, school safety and school administration have agreed to keep all exits locked if no supervision is available. THIS DECISION WAS MADE IN RESPONSE TO RECENT INTRUSTIONS BY UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS INTO THE BUILDING AND THE INCREASE OF VIOLENT CRIMES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. A COPY OF THIS EMAIL WILL BE POSTED BY THE CLOCK.”
I responded back to principal Jimenez’s email the same day and questioned why weren’t Department of Education Protocols followed when the intruders entered the building.
Because I hit the reply all icon in the email every staff member got my email, instead of responding to the intruder question and the failure to follow DOE Protocol Principal Jimenez threaten to write me up for misusing the email system.
The other issue here is that if Principal Jimenez would not change his decision to close Exit F for the Ms. Martin who was the chapter leader in 2012. Why would Mr. Hernandez guarantee that he could get it Exit F re-open for the staff unless Mr. Jimenez put that in writing before hand. Also while the other candidates for chapter leader in 2012 were teaching Mr. Hernandez was going from class to class handing out his campaign note during school hours. In that case Mr. Hernandez’s campagining was a direct violation of the city charter citing union activities on city time.
As you read this ask yourself these questions
How many other cases of intruders in the building have been covered up by Principal Jimenez and AP of Security Dan Albetta?
Why is Dennis Hernandez at the forefront of attempting to remove the current chapter leader Bob McCue?
Why was I nearly written up for voicing a serious concern about the issue of safety?