Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Principal Irene Sanchez Of PS 15 - White Teachers Need Not Apply
It appears that a Principal in Community District 1 sent out a help want-ad on Indeed.com that asked that only minority teachers need to apply for vacancies in the District.
The Principal, Irene Sanchez of PS 15, sent this racially targeted want ad and this was an apparent violation of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is “illegal for an employer to publish a job advertisement that shows a preference for or discourages someone from applying for a job” due to race, color, religion, sex or other characteristics".
The DOE had the Principal remove the help waned-ad the next day when the New York Post was given the offending want-ad.
Since the apparent racially targeted want-ad by the Principal was removed under DOE pressure, what penalty will the DOE impose on Principal Irene Sanchez? If she was a teacher, I have no doubt she would be subject to 3020-a charges and probably be fired. However, my guess is that the Principal will simply get a reprimand, if that.
I will be very interested to see who Principal Irene Sanchez of PS 15 hires for the next school year. If no White teachers are hired then the UFT should use their resources and force the DOE to take corrective actions against the Principal.