Jazmine Santiago, the principal of Public School 269 in Flatbush, reportedly used school money to install her own gym—complete with bench press, pull-up bar, treadmill, elliptical machine, etc.—on the third floor of the school building, a source told the site. I guess nobody saw the stripper pole in the corner!
Staffers have asked Santiago about the expenditure, but the principal has only said that she shared the gym with older students. However, the school goes up only to grade 5, which means that the oldest students are 11 years old and under 5 feet tall which makes them much too young to use some of the equipment.
“Their bodies are not ready for a treadmill,” one teacher is quoted as saying.
The gym was installed at the site of a storage room in June 2014, with no consultation, staff has claimed. The room, teachers added, was always locked, not accessible to staff or students. Hmmm, I wionder why?!
“She comes in early, she goes to the gym. Even when class is in session, she’s still in the gym,” another teacher said. “The kids have their own gym. Her gym is on the third floor, and it’s her own personal gym.”
Not for long. I suspect that by the time you read this she'll be jogging in place at the unemployment line.