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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Betsy Combier Files a Second FOIL Request After Francesco Portelos Receives a Letter From ATU Director Laura Brantley

Dear Mr. Baranello,
I believe that Ms. Laura Brantley meant to put Ms. Erminia Claudio, and not Ms. Claudio Erminia, in her email to Francesco Portelos? If not, please give me the title, contact information and authority of "Claudio Erminia" to find probable cause against Mr, Portelos.
Thank you,
Betsy Combier
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                                                                    May 26, 2013
Mr. Joseph A. Baranello
Central Records Access Officer
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of Education
52 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007





Dear Mr. Baranello:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I request copies of the following items:

1) All documents, notes, memos, emails, or recordings made when Superintendent Erminia Claudio contacted Laura Brantley, Attorney, about the matter concerning Francesco Portelos and his 38 charges, and/or probable cause in his case. Please see the letter attached from Laura Brantley to Francesco Portelos.
Erminia Claudio

2)  All documents, notes, memos, emails, or recordings made when ATU Attorney Laura Brantley contacted Superintendent Erminia Claudio about the matter concerning Francesco Portelos and his 38 charges, and/or probable cause in his case. 

3) The name, title, contact information for any person who assisted either Laura Brantley or Eminia Claudio in "finding" probable cause for Mr. Portelos' 38 charges.
Superintendent Erminia Claudio

4) The name, title, and contact information for the charging attorney at the Administrative Trials Unit who wrote the 38 charges against Mr. Portelos.

5) The name, title, and contact information for the charging attorney at the Administrative Trials Unit who wrote the probable cause form.

6) The name, title, and contact information for the person(s) who recommended that Francesco Portelos be suspended with pay.

7) The particulars of what the title of Ms. Brantley means, specifically "as designee for Dennis M. Walcott, Chancellor", and any and all rules, regulations, or law which gives her this authority and title.

8) How Dennis M. Walcott has the powers and duties of "Chancellor" pursuant to law.

If the records have been removed from their original locations, please cause a diligent search to be conducted of all appropriate file rooms and storage facilities.

If any record has been redacted, please identify which categories of information have been redacted, and cite the relevant statutory exemption(s).

If you have any questions relating to the specific record(s) or portion(s) being sought, please email me at betsy.combier@gmail.com so that we may discuss them.


Here is the contact information for Ms. Claudio:

Erminia Claudio
Superintendent
Community School District 31
715 Ocean Terrace
Staten Island, New York 10301
718-420-5667
Fax: 718 420-5665
eclaudi@schools.nyc.gov

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request.  Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you shortly.  If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed. 

                                                                   Sincerely,


                                                                   Betsy Combier


Betsy Combier Files A FOIL Request For the Names, Titles,etc., of The People Who Voted Probable Cause At An Executive Session on Francesco Portelos' Charges

1 comment:

Mr. Portelos said...

All this and we haven't started the hearing yet. What is the biggest hearing room they have by the way?