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Brooklyn principal pulled from school amid misconduct investigation: education officials
A notorious Brooklyn principal has been yanked from her school amid a misconduct investigation, city education officials said.
District 21 Superintendent Isabel DiMola told parents in a letter on Thursday that teacher Greta Hawkins and an assistant principal had been reassigned from Public School 90 in Coney Island.
Officials said Hawkins is the subject of a misconduct investigation but would not provide details. A school staffer said Hawkins was being probed for failing to adhere to mandated reporting regulations.
Hawkins grabbed headlines for refusing to let students sing “God Bless the U.S.A.” and a bizarre bathroom policy that awarded students extra credit for not using the toilet.
Public school principals are mandated to report on a variety of incidents and data to city school officials including incidents involving students.
A veteran of city schools, Hawkins - a former teacher - came to P.S. 90 in 2009 and immediately clashed with school workers. She was slapped with a disciplinary letter in 2010 after making remarks at a meeting that offended staffers.
She’ll continue to draw her salary of $124,116 while she’s being investigated.
Hawkins, 50, did not respond to a request for comment
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