Lottie Almonte, former Principal of Murray Bergtraum High School.
Two years after The Post first exposed horrible conditions and mismanagement at Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers, its principal has left the building. Lottie Almonte, who has presided over the F-rated downtown school since 2012, wrote in a farewell email that she’s “taken on a new challenge in our city to support students and families in different communities.”
Almonte, who made $144,777 last year, will become a city adult-school principal. Bergtraum, just two blocks from City Hall, has weathered a slew of scandals in the last two years. The school’s “blended learning” program, launched by Almonte, let hundreds of students take online courses at home in place of classes they failed or didn’t want to attend, prompting a state Education Department investigation. The state found the school failed to provide required services for special-ed students. Teachers reported constant threats and assaults by out-of-control kids during Almonte’s tenure. Dozens of staffers fled. (NY POST)
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