The NY Post has an article about how the DOE has started investigating principals that are either late or consistently absent.
A Manhattan high-school principal facing a DWI charge is now under scrutiny for allegedly failing to show up at school for days at a time, The Post has learned.
Darlene Miller, 65, chief of the highly rated NYC Museum School in Chelsea, has missed dozens of days without calling in sick, a source close to the probe said.
“She just doesn’t show up,” the insider said.
Since her license was suspended in the drunken-driving case, she is often late.
Miller also “fell asleep” during a recent teacher observation, a source said.
She has long been known to doze in her office, said a former teacher who once spotted Miller at her desk with her head back.
Miller was arrested in Rockland County on Dec. 17 when her speeding Hyundai swerved on Route 9W and smashed into the rear of an idling police car, cops said.
The crash caused $12,000 in damage to the cruiser.
Miller — known as a stickler for rules with her staff — did not immediately notify the Department of Education about her arrest, as rules require. The Post reported it on Dec. 29.
Any disciplinary action will await resolution of Miller’s criminal case, said DOE spokeswoman Marge Feinberg. Miller has pleaded not guilty, and her next court date is Aug. 6.