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Sills stands accused of “time/attendance misconduct, conflict-of-interest violations, defrauding the DOE of funds and negative notoriety,” DOE spokesman David Pena told The Post.
Because the DOE had granted hertenure, Sills is entitled to an administrative hearing on the charges. A trial date is pending.
The DOE yanked Sills from theschoolin February after SpecialCommissioner for Investigation Richard Condon found she had lied about her attendance while collecting full pay.
His probe followed Post reports that Sills routinely showed up late and often played hooky over the nine years she led PS 106. Staffers complained to DOE officials soon after she started, but nothing was done.
Sills will collect a $128,207 salary pending the trial.
She has been “assigned to administrative duties,” Pena said. Officials would not say what she does, where she works, or whether she shows up.
The Post dubbed PS 106 the “School of No” because it had no books for the Common Core curriculum, nogymorart classes, no nurse’s office and no special-edteachersfor classes with learning-disabled students.