The union of NYC principals and supervisors on Sunday approved a vote of “no confidence” in Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza over their “failure” to ensure safe reopening of schools.
The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators called for the state Department of Education to take over the school reopening process.
“During this health crisis, school leaders have lost trust and faith in Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to support them in their immense efforts and provide them with the guidance and staffing they need,” CSA President Mark Cannizzaro said in a statement. “Quite simply, we believe the City and DOE need help from the State Education Department, and we hope that the mayor soon realizes why this is necessary.”
The stunning rebuke came after the city twice delayed school reopening amid staffing shortages and as in-person learning at middle and high schools was scheduled to begin this week.
De Blasio’s office and the city Education Department did not immediately answer requests for comment.
Over the summer, the union representing teachers threatened a strike over concerns that the city wasn’t ready to safely reopen.
But Cannizzaro indicated Sunday that wasn’t on the table for CSA.
“A job action is even a more egregious step than what we took," he said during a phone call with reporters. “I feel it would do little to anything to help the situation. I think it would be a disingenuous type of move.”
This is a developing story.
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