Interestingly, the DOE's Foil contact is an Attorney named Joseph Baranello who is the Central Records Access Officer and has been identified by Betsy Combier's Rubber Room Reporter blog as the person who is responsible in responding or not responding to FOIL requests. What is interesting about Mr. Baranello is what he rants on his Facebook page. According to the Rubber Room Reporter blog here is some of the outrageous quotes he has allegedly posted on his Facebook account.
"I miss the days when it was crowds of trannies and drag queens roaming the streets".
"I was on the L this afternoon when 100 or more Santas boarded at Bedford. It was the biggest collection of douchebags I have stumbled into in at least a decade".
"Then, at union square they deboarded. I went to 6th ave just go avoid them, and walked back to union sq. Oops! Bad move. There were hundreds of f-ing santas all over the area, congregating on University and headed south, towards what fratty sh-hole one can only imagine, and shudder at the thought".
"Get your sukkahs on, suckas".
The very inappropriate remarks on his Facebook by the DOE's FOIL officer, Mr. Baranello on gays, Christmas Santas, and Jews is highly offensive to me and I am sure to others. His cursing is unprofessional and disgusting. What were the consequences for his actions by the DOE for his Facebook postings? To my knowledge, nothing, nothing at all. Maybe the Daily News might want to look into this?
Another case of the DOE's double standard of accountability when it comes to teachers and their own employees.