New York Principals Union declares unanimous vote of no-confidence for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chancellor of Schools Richard Carranza


NEW YORK (WABC) – A day before the gradual reopening of face-to-face learning in New York City, the union representing more than 6,400 New York City principals declared a unanimous vote of ‘No confidence’ for the mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza over their “failure to run New York City through the safe and successful reopening of schools.” The Board of Trustees of the Council of Supervisors and Trustees made the announcement on Sunday morning.RELATED: Stay Informed With ABC7’s NYC COVID-19 Positivity Rate Tracking

The CSA asks the mayor of Blasio to cede control of the mayor of the Ministry of Education for the remainder of this health crisis and to de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to request the immediate intervention of the Ministry of Education of New York State.

“Principals want the school buildings to reopen and have been relentlessly planning to welcome students since the end of the last school year,” said ASC president Mark Cannizzaro. “They must now look the staff, parents and children in the eye and say that they have done everything they can to provide a safe and quality educational experience, but given the limited resources provided to them, it becomes more and more difficult. During this health crisis, School leaders have lost confidence and confidence in the Mayor of Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to support them in their immense efforts and provide them with the advice and staff they need. hope the mayor will soon understand why this is necessary. ”

Cannizzaro said that in his 35 years of study, it was the most difficult decision he had to make regarding the school system and the declaration he had to make.

He said confused advice or no direction at all led to many roadblocks all summer.

“So the frustration and the difficulty are immense, we are still 100% supportive of trying to open our schools in the best possible way, our principals will be there on Tuesday,” Cannizzaro said. “Our teachers, we know, will be there on Tuesday, and we’re going to do everything we can to make the children’s experience the best it can be, and then the same will happen again on Thursday when our high school kids come with District 75 in the pre teams. -K and 3-K have already been in all of the past week, and they’ve done what they can to provide the best possible experience for their kids as well. ”

He added that despite the difficult decision, members felt it was a necessary step to take.

New York City Department of Education press secretary Miranda Barbot issued a statement saying, “Over the past six months, we have worked with our union partners to navigate totally unknown waters and achieve our common goal of serving students this fall. We will continue this work to ensure a safe, healthy and successful opening for all. This week, more children will be sitting safely in New York City classrooms than in any other major American city – a testament to the city’s leadership and the commitment of our teachers to their students, and the importance of in-person education. ”

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