When I saw this sign, on the NYC Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) site www.nycsci.org, a year ago, I didn’t realize there was a catch.
I looked at the NYC Dept of Investigation (DOI) site and I didn’t pay attention to this hook on the worm. I took the bait.
I have good news and I have bad news. What do you want to read first?
Ok Bad News first. After about 230 days, SCI attorney Daniel Schlatchet rendered a decision on my whistleblower complaint. Ready? It was denied. Yes, the city missed their chance of resolving this and sending me back to my classroom.
I know what you are thinking. “But it’s so obvious Mr. Portelos. You alleged misconduct and they retaliated against you, destroying your stellar record. You had no disciplinary action taken against you. What excuse did they give?“
Well, that brings us to the good news. The report has misinformation, fed from Principal Hill and District 31 Superintendent Ermina Claudio, stating there was a tiff prior to my SCI complaint. “How is this Good News Mr. Portelos?“
Well, if the SCI response is any indication of what the DOE attorneys, for my Federal Court case (CV12-3141), may be leaning towards, then I am in even better shape then I thought.
Unfortunately, I don’t want to show all my cards, but you’ll see what I’m talking about as this crazy story continues, the book is written and the movie is made. Therefore, I probably will not be appealing this.
“Tech Coordinator“? Now there is a term that has not crossed my mind in over a year.