A former student has posted an online petitions seeking the removal of Principal David Jimenez and Assistant Principal Dan Albetta.Below is further testimony why they should be removed.
Jimenez Direct Testimony (http://mcsmledger.blogspot.com )
Q. Directing your attention to January 10, 2013, at approximately 7:45 a.m., were you scheduled to work that day?
Q. Can you describe in substance what happened as you were headed to work?
A. As I was entering the campus of the school, one of the assistant principals notified me that there was a man interacting with our kids in front of the school, and that was around, near, First Avenue, interacting with our kids in the safe corridor. He thought that it might be Mr. Thomas, but he wasn’t sure.
Q. After you received that communication, what did you do next?
A. I headed towards First Avenue.
Jimenez Cross Examination
Q. Do you have a parking spot at the school?
Q. Why then, at a time when you normally would be arriving at the school, would you be driving away from school?
A. As I was entering the school campus, I was called by one of the assistant principals and told that this was going on. I backed my car up and went straight to where we heard that an individual was interacting with our students, which is part of the safe corridor.
Break the law seems to be natural for the administration at Manhattan Center in my 3020A hearing Assistant Principal Dan Albetta admitted to driving and using his cellphone to contact Mr. Jimenez after the alleged incident on the FDR.
In the above testimony Mr. Jimenez admits to using his cellphone while driving onto the school campus. Under New York State law you cannot use a hand-held mobile telephone or send a text or an email while you drive. If you use a hand-held mobile telephone while you drive, except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police personnel about an emergency, or use a device to text or send email, you can receive a traffic ticket and pay a fine of $150.
In Jimenez direct testimony he admits that he never called the police after learning about Mr. Thomas.
Jimenez in both Direct Testimony and Cross Examination admits to being in contact with Albetta on his cellphone while driving into the school campus. This is the same entrance that the students used to enter. So I guess Jimenez’s vendetta against Mr. Thomas was more important than the safety of the students. (The Question stands if Mr. Thomas was such a threat why weren’t the police called prior to the alleged attack.)
Mr. Jimenez also changes his testimony three times in his direct testimony.( there was a man interacting with our kids in front of the school, and that was around, near, First Avenue, interacting with our kids in the safe corridor.) Jimenez is a classic liar (In her discussion Arbitrator Lisa Brogan noted: “Principal Jimenez testifies over a period of three days on the Department’s direct case and then was called as a witness for the Respondent as well as a rebuttal witness by the Department and his testimony is key to many of the charges herein. HE SUFFERED A MAJOR BLOW TO HIS CREDIBILITY, however when he spoke about the incident which is subject of Specification 1 in the second set of charges. The charge involved an incident which allegedly occurred when the Respondent and Albetta were driving in close proximity on the FDR drive.) Here is another question: How come every incident that occurred between a staff member and the administration Mr. Albetta is in the middle and is the antagonist?