Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rhee still hasn't identified fired DCPS workers

Despite numerous requests by various DC Council members, DCPS has not released to the public the names of the 98 DCPS workers recently fired.
D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has not turned over to the D.C. Council a list of the 98 employees she fired Friday despite repeated requests for the information.

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) said he was drafting a formal request last night after a meeting with Rhee and e-mails and phone calls between their respective chiefs of staff did not get results.

Instead, Lisa Ruda, Rhee's chief of staff, told his office that his request was referred to Interim Attorney General Peter J. Nickles.

"In my opinion, we haven't asked for anything that can't be shared," Gray said. "It seems to me that given the council accorded the authority in the first place . . . there ought to be a desire to keep the communication lines open."

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