School staff says there have been times when students who were allegedly dealing drugs were allowed to allegedly withdraw from the school rather than face prosecution and allegedly did so without the school administration alerting UNM Police to the crimes having been committed on University property.
Additionally, they say school staff has allegedly altered or allegedly been ordered to alter school surveillance videos when crimes have allegedly been committed at the school, such as the time a video was allegedly erased showing a student allegedly stabbing another student in the mouth with a pencil, allegedly deliberately impeding a police investigation.
According to the school’s Director, the reason AIMS doesn’t have a health class is because of Islam. According to staff members at the school, AIMS doesn’t teach a health class because the Director refuses to allow it saying, “Muslims parents refuse to let her offer one.”
In a desperate move to avoid dealing with angry PTA members, the GC has chosen to take the spineless route and simply cancel the June meeting. Of course, the GC has only met six times in the last year, which begs the question, “Who is overseeing the school?”
The GC is required by state law to hold monthly meetings.
A mid-school teacher at AIMS has been overheard on multiple occasions claiming he has been carrying a gun to school. If true, that would not only violate the University of New Mexico policies but state law as well.
According to the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights there are two pending Title IX cases against AIMS and its Director. The complaints against AIMS are for “Sexual Harassment” and “Procedural Requirements.” Sandoval recently told staff members that each OCR complaint ends up costing the school $30,000.00.
Past time for the Governance Council to come to its senses and cut bait (fire Sandoval) and run away from the embattled Director as quickly as possible.
Channeling her inner Cersei Lannister, it seems that during an end of year luncheon sponsored by parents to honor the staff, AIMS Director, Kathy Sandoval, threatened the staff and teachers, in front of parents, that she would “cut the heads off of anyone who tried to stand up to her.”
The Albuquerque Institute for Math and Sciences at UNM is under Federal Investigation from the Equal Employment Occupation Commission (EEOC), and from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education. There are also at least two state EEOC investigations underway, an investigation from the state Attorney General’s office as well as FBI agents have reportedly been on campus looking into finance irregularities.