Tonight, December 1, 2013, Steve Perry will be speaking at George Washington University from 7pm – 9pm (no word whether the will be back in time for school tomorrow morning). But he’ll certainly be missing another school day on Friday when he speaks at the METCO Directors’ Association meeting outside of Boston from 8:30am – 9:30am.
This comes on top of last week’s self-promotion schedule that included multiple radio interviews, many of which occurred during the school day. Perry’s radio interviews include time on the “The Bev Smith Show,” Washington D.C.’s WHUR 96.3 FM, Philadelphia’s WURD 900 AM and Cincinnati’s WDBZ 1230 AM.
Just imagine what would happen if any other public school administrator or teacher expected and demanded full-time pay while missing about 20 percent of the school days… And when they were at school, they couldn’t to all of their school related duties because they had to do media interviews multiple times a week.
The Connecticut State Board of Education defines excessive absenteeism as missing 10 percent of school – for excused OR unexcused reasons.
So far this school year, Capital Prep’s Steve Perry has been absent about 20 percent of the school day.
Neither Hartford’s Superintendent of Schools nor Hartford’s Board of Education have taken any disciplinary action….
The time for action is long past due.
Capital Prep’s Steve Perry must be held accountable for his abuses.
Superintendent Kishimoto, Mayor Segarra, Chairman Poland and the Hartford Board of Education… the students, parents, teachers and taxpayers of Hartford and Connecticut await your action.
And while you are at it;
- What is the status of the Perry’s failure to implement the eighteen month old bullying action plan that the State Department of Education ordered for Capital Prep.?
- And what is going on with the investigation that BOE Chairman Poland ordered two weeks ago and told WNPR Connecticut Public Radio that he wanted answers within twenty-four hours?