Lynn Passarella, the principal of the highly rated Theatre Arts Production Company School, changed attendance records and gave students passing grades in classes that they didn’t attend, city officials say.READ MORE: Police Trying To Identify Man Accused Of Making Anti-Asian Statements Toward Woman At Upper East Side Subway Station
An investigative report also alleges that Passarella, who received a $25,000 bonus for her school’s apparent good grades in 2010, misused funds.READ MORE: COVID Hospitalizations Across Tri-State Area Reach Lowest Point In 4 Months
The Theatre Arts Production Company School earned an “A” on the 2010 high school report card and the highest rating of all schools. Officials say that rating was faked.
School officials say Dennis Walcott, the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, is looking to fire Passarella, and officials say her bonus has already been taken back.MORE NEWS: Runway Renovations Underway At Newark Airport As Part Of $84.2 Million Project
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