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“Do Not Apply” principal investigated for sexual harassment

June 24, 2010 am30 8:27 am

Richard Bost, found to have sexually harassed an employee last year, is being investigated for similar charges again. Today’s Daily News reports that the Office of Equal Opportunity is involved.

When Bost was previously found to have sexually harassed an employee, a school secretary, according to the Daily News, she ended up at a different school. Bost was removed by his supervisor, but Joel Klein overruled her and returned Bost to the school.

Someone should ask Klein, or his boss, Michael Bloomberg, why a man who was found to have sexually harassed a woman under his supervision was returned to a work environment with young women under his supervision.

Bost is principal at Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology, one of the first schools added to the “Do Not Apply” list. Until last year’s hiring freeze, new teachers had choices of where to apply. And this was not a good choice. (since the freeze I have not been updating the list, but should start again next year).

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2010 pm30 12:22 pm 12:22 pm

    yoo thats crazy i went 2 that skool n yeah student b complaining on him cus he b callin them babe n shit n giving them some hugs that b 2 touchy touchy,,

  2. Amanda Cortes permalink
    June 25, 2010 pm30 5:10 pm 5:10 pm

    There was once i was walking in the hallway & he told me “babe go to class” . & my english teacher was fired , & she told me before she left that the reason m.r boss fierd her was because she never wanted to do anything sexual with him . & a counselor that still goes to the school told me that he’s soon to fire her because she didn’t have sex with him !

  3. WATCHDOG permalink
    June 27, 2010 pm30 2:08 pm 2:08 pm


    Let’s add The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) of the Department of Education to the list of investigative bodies that we may need to look at closer. A recent article in the Daily News, “Fordham Leadership Academy principal Richard Bost probed – again – in sex harass charges from staff” reports that this spring another investigation was opened by the Office of Equal Opportunity involving Richard Bost. Is he still serving in his capacity today as the principal of the school or has he been removed pending the outcome of the investigation? It seems to this writer that if he were a teacher, he would have been removed immediately. Why the disparate treatment? You would think that the Office of Equal Opportunity has the power and authority to make that type of recommendation to the Chancellor’s Office to act upon immediately especially being that this has happened before. So if he hasn’t been removed yet maybe somebody needs to take a closer look. Now, I will be the first person to stand up and make sure that the rights of people are being protected. But, what exactly is going on in that office? Equal or NOT. What do you think?

    • June 27, 2010 pm30 2:32 pm 2:32 pm

      He was removed by the superintendent – actually I’m confused because I thought he was fired – but he was directly reinstated by Joel Klein

  4. anonymous permalink
    June 29, 2014 pm30 10:59 pm 10:59 pm

    his wife runs a school in the Bronx called High School of Language and Innovation, she was a rookie principal who was only slightly A-moral. Not a good school though- they don’t actually teach kids anything.


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