Out Of Pocket: Principal Accused Of Using Struggling School’s Funds To Build Private Gym

- By Bossip Staff

Principal Uses School Money To Build Private Gym

Wait, is the principal in a bikini???

The NY Post reports:

The principal is in much better shape than her school.

Principal Jazmine Santiago used school funds to install her own private gym with a bench press, pull-up bar, treadmill, elliptical machine and thigh exerciser on the third floor of PS 269 in Flatbush, sources told The Post.

When some staffers questioned the expenditure, Santiago claimed she shares the equipment with older students, according to one source.

But the underperforming school only goes through Grade 5, which would make the oldest students 11 years old and an average 4-foot-10 — not tall enough to reach some of the heavy-duty equipment.
“Their bodies are not ready for a treadmill,” one teacher said.
Staffers fumed that Santiago converted a storage room into her own private workout space in June 2014 with no consultation.

“She comes in early, she goes to the gym. Even when class is in session, she’s still in the gym,” said another teacher.

Teachers say the room is always locked and not accessible to other staff, much less students.

Santiago, who makes $124,319 a year, refused to meet a Post reporter on school grounds and didn’t return calls.

The elementary school has struggled during her four-year reign. Only 16 percent of students passed state English tests and only 12 percent passed math exams last year.

SMH…she’s got some explaining to do.

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