Sunday, September 25, 2016

I Think We Have Our Answer

Six years ago I wrote about a fiery principal in a major Sacramento school district.

Five years ago I wrote about him again.

In both posts I wondered if he was stepping on toes in order to make needed change, or if he was stepping on toes just because he could, because he likes stepping on toes.  Then he dropped off my radar.

I encountered a newspaper (remember those?!) today and saw his name on it.  The article inside seems to have provided the answer to my long ago queries:
The Sacramento City Unified School District paid $175,000 to settle a racial and sexual harassment lawsuit after a former Hiram Johnson High School principal allegedly threatened to “whip” a female after-school employee and later told her she would “have enough time to pull your panties down” if she tried to report him.

Felisberto Cedros was placed on paid administrative leave as Hiram Johnson principal for two months in 2015 before returning last fall to a newly created post of principal on special assignment, working on special projects. In that capacity he earned $139,303, the same salary he received as principal.

He continues to receive a six-figure paycheck from the school district, though he was demoted July 1 to another newly created position of assistant principal on special assignment, in which he is now paid $109,886. In that job, he is working in a department that helps schools prepare for an upcoming federal audit...

“The evidence shows that the principal sexually and racially harassed and retaliated against the complainant,” the state declared. “The district’s conclusion that the principal did not violate any law is not consistent with law.”
I understand that in order to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs. Merely breaking eggs, however, does not mean you're making an omelet.  Sometimes you're just making a mess.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me how someone can simultaneously say he sexually and racially harassed and retaliated against a coworker while able to still keep a job in the district? It seems like anyone with any common sense would blacklist that person from their business if the evidence was there.