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OSI and SCI

What is OSI?

The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) investigates allegations of improper and unlawful behavior, including corporal punishment and verbal abuse against students, to help ensure a safe and secure learning environment for New York City’s students, staff members, and parents.

The current OSI Director is Ilene Lees, Esq.

Her business email address is ILees@schools.nyc.gov

The business email address for OSI Inquiries is OSI-Inquiries@schools.nyc.gov

The general telephone number for OSI is (718) 935-3800.

Ms. Lees’ LinkedIn profile is http://www.linkedin.com/in/ilene-lees-33812032

 

What is SCI?

The Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District (SCI) is a law enforcement oversight agency, independent from the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”).  SCI investigates crime, corruption, and misconduct within the DOE or those conducting business with the DOE.  SCI’s investigations may lead to arrests, criminal prosecutions, or other administrative proceedings.

The current Special Commissioner of Investigation is Anastasia Coleman, Esq.

Her business email address is AColeman@nycsci.org

Her business telephone number is (212) 510-1425.

The business email address for the SCI Intake Unit is intake@nycsci.org

The general telephone number for SCI is (212) 510-1400.

The telephone number for the SCI Intake Hotline is (212) 510-1500.

Ms. Coleman’s LinkedIn profile is http://www.linkedin.com/in/anastasia-coleman-5a48774

 

See more here.

Can parents call OSI or SCI for accused misconduct?

Yes, they can! Check out this interesting guide.

Is the investigative process biased?

Yes. Please read more below.

What else do I need to know about SCI?

Chaz’s School Daze, an old blog for education and advocacy, details the biased SCI investigative process here.

Can an OSI or SCI investigation be used against me?

Yes. In short, they can be grounds for termination. Review our Education Law § 3020-a or § 3020-b article if you are tenured or Discontinued article if you are untenured. Then review this article below.

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