SCI report: Complaints of misbehavior against city staff and teachers spiked 60% in 2022
A recent report compiled by the Special Commissioner of Investigation shows a 60% increase in complaints of misbehavior against staff and teachers at city schools.
The six-page report states that just over 9,800 complaints of unprofessional behavior were made last year, exceeding the number of complaints in 2021 by over 3,000.
The complaints include a variety of accusations including staff sexual misconduct against students and financial mismanagement.
One report alleges that the executive director of the New York City Board of Education retirement system approved a salary increase for the deputy executive director based on false information.
Another report accuses an independent special education teacher of charging the DOE for services allegedly not provided.
The end of the report emphasizes that the criminal complaints mentioned are just allegations, and that the individuals accused are innocent until proven guilty.
News 12 is waiting to hear back from the DOE for comment.
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