Principal caught working at both Providence and D.C. schools

Providence Public Schools building. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The former Principal for E-Cubed Academy was simultaneously Assistant Principal at Kramer Middle School in D.C.

According to a Notice of Violation from the Office of Government Ethics, Michael Redmond admitted to working a second full-time job with the Providence charter school while also serving as Assistant Principal at Kramer Middle School. He worked at Kramer from 2019 to 2020, while working at E-Cubed from July 2020 to November 2020.

Kramer worked similar hours for both schools during this 17-week double-employment, working from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Providence, while working virtually from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for D.C.

Redmond resigned for DCPS on November 30, 2020.

The Notice of Violation listed the following charges against Redmond:

“Count 1: Engaging in outside employment or activities, including seeking or
negotiating for employment, that conflicted with Respondent’s official government
duties and responsibilities in violation of District Personnel Manual (“DPM”) §
1800.3(j).
Respondent violated this rule when he engaged in seeking and negotiating for full
time employment with Providence Public Schools that consisted of the same work
schedule as his DCPS tour of duty.

Count 2: Engaging in any outside employment, private business activity, or other
interest that is reasonably likely to interfere with the employee’s ability to perform
his or her job, or which may impair the efficient operation of the District
government in violation of DPM § 1807.1(a).
Respondent violated this rule when he conducted in-person duties and
responsibilities as the Principal for Providence Public Schools’ E Cubed Academy
during the same tour of duty that he worked remotely as Assistant Principal at
Kramer from July 22, 2020 until November 30, 2020, a total of 17 weeks.

Count 3: Using government time or resources for other than official business, or
government approved or sponsored activities in violation of DPM § 1807.1(b).
Respondent violated this rule when he conducted in-person duties and
responsibilities as the Principal for Providence Public Schools’ E Cubed Academy
during the same tour of duty that he worked remotely as Assistant Principal at
Kramer from July 22, 2020 until November 30, 2020, a total of 17 weeks. During
that time, Respondent submitted time and attendance hours for his bi-weekly DCPS
paycheck, when in fact he was physically working at E Cubed Academy during
those same hours.

Count 4: Receiving compensation for [outside] teaching activities during regular
working hours, without using annual leave, compensatory leave, exempt time off,
or leave without pay in violation of DPM § 1807.2.
Respondent violated this rule by receiving pay for his duties as the Principal of E
Cubed Academy while he was on duty as the Assistant Principal at Kramer from
July 22, 2020 until November 30, 2020, a total of 17 weeks.”

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