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I believe I have been more than patient with DOE personnel. I think I have had enough unanswered emails and unreturned calls. Time to start sharing my communication.

As per Chancellor’s Regulation A- 655, an SLT member may request a more detailed “SLT View of the Budget” twice asemesterand it should befurnishedwithin 5 days. Today is day 402.


———- Forwarded message ———-
From:Francesco Portelos<fportelos@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: SLT View of IS 49 Budget
To: LBatson@schools.nyc.gov, MTragal@schools.nyc.gov
Cc: eclaudi@schools.nyc.gov, Thomas Fox <tfox@schools.nyc.gov>, dzahara@schools.nyc.gov, Linda Hill <LHill2@schools.nyc.gov>, jmckeon3@schools.nyc.gov, gquinn2@schools.nyc.gov, lkaiser@schools.nyc.gov, Ellis Olivia <OEllis@schools.nyc.gov>, DMWalcott@schools.nyc.gov, “CEC31@schools.nyc.gov” <cec31@schools.nyc.gov>, Cathy Carlson <ccarlson192@verizon.net>

Mr. Tragale,
402 days. That’s how long it’s been since I requested to see the 2011-2012 SLT view of the budget. I still have not received a copy. I was able to get my hands on a 2013 budget, with certain amounts cut off. I ask again for full SLT Views of the budgets from 2011-2013.

Please point me in the right direction. I’ve spoken to everyone from Principal Hill, the network leader, the budget representative, the cluster, FACE, the CEC, the DLT and even grieved it with the UFT.

Again Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 state it should be furnished in 5 school days and it has been 402. I think I have been more than patient.

Thank you.

-Francesco Portelos
IS 49 UFT Chapter Leader
On Jan 9, 2013 4:44 PM, “Francesco Portelos” <fportelos@gmail.com> wrote:
Ms. Batson,
Thank you for speaking with me and for any help you can provide. As I have explained, wehave requested the “SLT View” of the IS 49 Budget forover a year. Chancellor’s regulations state it should be furnished withfivedays. I will speak to the network personnel of CFN 211 and will contact you if there are any issues. Would you say I should have a copy of the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 budgets by Friday From what I understand, it is just a matter of going into Galaxy and clicking print.
I CC’d the principal, superintendent, network and cluster personnel just so we are all on the same page. Hopefully we can get this resolved very quickly.
In addition, I am attaching some documentation pertaining to some strange per session activity as well as P-Card usethat we are concerned about. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

-Francesco Portelos
———- Forwarded message ———-
From:Francesco Portelos<fportelos@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 2:18 PM
Subject: SLT View of Budget
To: MTragal@schools.nyc.govMr. Tragale,

I’m sorry to bother you, but I have spent a year attempting to obtain information about budget issues at my school. I have contacted everyone. Perhaps I should have started with you. I’m a parent, teacher and UFT Chapter Leader of IS 49 School community. I have been trying to see an SLT View of the Budget for almost a year. The principal, nor other officials will furnish it. That is a violation of CR A-655. Would I be able to obtain it from your office
In other news, somewhat related, I feel as though there are heavy financial issues at this school. I can type them here, or you can read them, on this site, as I have been sharing them for a year now.http://wp.me/P2kdPG-87
Thank you for any help you can provide. There is also a youtube video I posted as I have been removed due to my financial questions.http://www.youtube.com/watchv=gKxgS8_HwyU
Enjoy your weekend.

-Francesco Portelos

Michael Tragale is the Chief Financial Officerand I thought I had to go straight to the top.
Note: I do not blame all members listed in these emails as I believe they are getting direction from DOE Legal. However, when push comes to shove, I hope the start naming names and are documenting everything.

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