Principal accused in sex harassment cases that cost taxpayers $200K to settle keeps job

Principal accused in sex harassment cases that cost taxpayers $200K to settle keeps job
David Jimenez (Image: via New York Post)

[Ed. – The logical journey of Bill de Blasio’s mind]

This principal was spared the #MeToo ax — twice.

While Mayor de Blasio has blamed a “hyper-complaint dynamic” for a spate of sex-harassment complaints at the Department of Education, the city has quietly shelled out $200,000 to two women who accused the same principal of abuse — yet he got to keep his job.

The city last month settled a second sexual-harassment suit in four years charging that Manhattan principal David Jimenez groped, made unwanted advances and retaliated against the women when they complained.

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The city has now agreed to pay a total $200,000 to two assistant principals who worked under Jimenez at the Manhattan Center of Science and Mathematics in Harlem.

Yet even in the #MeToo era, Jimenez, who makes $173,707 a year, can’t be punished, officials said.

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