Rudolph Rupnarain, CFN 608 Network Leader


CFN 608 Network Leader


Previously of:

Intermediate School 131

BRONX, NY 10473


  1. Could the old adage; “promoted to higher levels of incompetency” fit this situation? I dare say this was true? Rumors surfaced that Rupnarain, rarely came out of his office, when he was principal, brought his children to school when the babysitter cancelled, left work early, and delegated more often than not. I was very hesitant to believe any of this, as I have learned to take everything with a grain of salt. I also wanted to judge my network leader on his performance and interaction with my staff and me. Unfortunately his shortcomings as a network leader were not the only ones I found and research corroborates this.

    The case with CFN608. Take for instance, Mr. Rupnarain the leader, The New York State School Report Card: Accountability and Overview Report, for the 2005-2006 school year, for JHS 131 Albert Einstein Middle School in District 8 led by Rudolph Rupnarain, principal indicated that he was not up to the task of network leader. Why am I saying that? Because the proof is in the numbers and the numbers are students.

    JHS 131 was a fairly large middle school with over 1100 students, with a very small English Language Learner population of 3 percent. In the report under the School Accountability section, it indicated that 131, was in Year 3 of Restructuring in ELA, and under a Corrective Action for Math. What does this mean? This means in simple terms, that the school is failing in one or more areas. In this case more than one.

    Mr. Rupnarain had a very small population of ELL’s at the time so they were not to blame for plummeting ELA scores. So what was? Being that the school was in Year 3 of Restructuring, I can infer, that Mr. Rupnarain, was not able to remedy this situation during his principal-ship.

    I think I know what you are thinking; I’m thinking it too. So how does Mr. Rupnarain get promoted, with a New York State School Report like this? Beats me! So what else does the data reveal?

    There is no other way to put it, the school was hemorrhaging under Rupnarain’s Leadership. See for yourself.

    In ELA, only 28% of 8th grade students scored at, or above a Level 3, where as in Grade 6, 46% of students scored at or above a Level 3. What does this tell me? What does this tell you? This data indicates that the longer students stayed in his school, the less they learned.

    There is a decrease of 18% in Reading Proficiency over 3 years!
    Regrettably, the Math scores reveal the same, as the percent of students scoring at a Level 3 or above, declined from 44% in 6th grade, to 30% in 8th grade. A 14% decline over 3 years.
    In 2003, JHS 131 was listed as one of the No Child Left Behind Schools, in a report by Bob Cohn of the Public Policy and Education Fund.

    By the way, guess who JHS 131’s Network Leader is? None other than yours truly, Mr. Rupnarain. What in the world was going on? Who was watching the store?

    And theres more…

    With the combined leadership, and support of Timothy Behr and Rudolph Rupnarain, these schools declined over a 3-year period. District 8. See for yourself…
    District 8 Schools

    JHS 101: C on Report Card to F
    JHS 131: C on Report Card, for last 3 years
    JHS 302: From A on Report Card to a C
    JHS 371: From A on Report Card to F
    JHS 375: From C on Report Card to F .
    JHS 467: From B on Report Card to C
    JHS 125: From C on Report Card to F

    Behr and Rupnarain do not know how to give support.

  2. What data is Farina looking at to put a failing Cluster Leader Jose Ruiz in charge of the Bronx? What are the odds, of
    all these schools declining under Cluster 6 leadership of Jose Ruiz? If your still not convinced look at the NYS Failing School Report for 2015. Please note, that this is not a complete list of Failing Schools for Cluster 6, but I
    became so disgusted by the failure I could not bring myself to continue. Out of 90 failing schools, a quick check revealed that Cluster 6 under Jose Ruiz leadership was accountable for a minimum of 20 failed schools. District 8, under Tim Behr is accountable for
    4 failed schools and Rudolph Rupnarain, is accountable for 3 failing schools. This does not include the many closed schools under their leadership. And now he is going to lead the Bronx. Wow!

    NYS Failing Schools Report

    PS 107
    Cluster 6/District 8/Behr
    MS 301
    Cluster 6/ District 8/Behr
    Bronx Mathematics Prep School
    Cluster 6/ District 8/Berh
    CFN 608
    Hunts Point School
    Cluster 6/ District 8/Behr
    Herbert H Lehman H.S.
    Cluster 6/ District 8
    Samuel Gompers Career &
    Technical Education H.S.
    Cluster 6
    Performance School Elementary
    Cluster 6
    MS 203
    Cluster 6
    Bronx High School of Business
    Cluster 6
    Dewitt Clinton H.S.
    Cluster 6
    Grace Dodge Career &
    Technical Education H.S. (2.3 years principal)
    Cluster 6
    Bronx H.S. for Visual Arts (3 years principal)
    School of Diplomacy
    Cluster 6
    CFN 608
    Bronxwood Preparatory Academy
    Cluster 6
    Monroe Academy for Visual Arts
    & Design X692
    School of Performing Arts X217
    Cluster 6
    CFN 608
    PS 050 Clara Barton
    Cluster 6
    Frederick Douglass Academy IV
    Secondary School K393
    Cluster 6
    PS 165 Ida Posner
    Cluster 6
    PS 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz
    Cluster 6

  3. Oh He's a Failure!

    Rudolph Rupnarain is the Network Leader of CFN608, and is one of the worst Networks in the city. He is not to be trusted. He did not want JHS 125 Henry Hudson to succeed. He wanted me to U-rate all three of my assistant principals and many teachers. When I refused, he threatened me. I told many people about this, but too many are complicit and working together, including Timothy Behr, former District 8 Superintendent, and Jose Ruiz, Cluster Leader 6. It is disgraceful that this has been allowed to go on.

  4. You should remove these posts they were made by a former principal, Lori Ann Evanko, who was FIRED. Evanko has a personal vendetta with all the named employees. Guess she should not have swindled all that money from the school budget.

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