“In a startling court order that could be a watershed moment for survivors of childhood sex abuse, a federal judge said Tuesday he will allow portions of an explosive lawsuit to proceed against Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn.”—Poly Prep sex abuse lawsuit survives defendants’ challenge
*sigh*. This is getting boring. My social media has been hacked again - public documents are being removed. If you are looking for something that used to be here, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
“A typical tactic to perpetuate an illegal scheme and deflect any government enforcement that was meant to prevent it, was the formulaic management and manipulation of the rube bureaucrat. The law firm partners would figure out which rube bureaucrat would be just *SO* impressed to be taken to The Metropolitan Club by a corporate lawyer in an expensive suit. Once there, surrounded by premium whiskeys, broad laughter on jokes about Occupy Wall Street and talk of exclusive vacation communities, the rube bureaucratic or middle-class politician was star-struck. Sometime after the second $35 drink, they would feel comfortable - part of it - enveloped in an elite world of smart rich guys who were rich only b/c they were smart - not b/c they were criminals. And *they* wanted to be smart too - so they believed them and made dismissive condescending jokes about the whistle blowers and IRS Enforcement. The rube bureaucrat leaves thinking; "Aw shucks! These guys are klassy! They’re the real deal! They would never be committing fraud on a non-profit! They’re not the ‘type’ who would need to!". And the corrupt law firm was free once again to perpetuate a scheme so obvious, so coarse, so base — that everyone continued to assume it was beneath them.”—From the book “Kindergarten Cartel” by Seema Kalia, coming this fall. Watch Kickstarter.com for advance copy information.
“June 28th, 2012: No they haven’t apologized, Yes the IRS is still investigating Trinity School, NYC, Yes, we’re still suing them until they apologize. If you have been told otherwise, you’re (still) being lied to. #libel #fraud #Wachtell #self-dealing”—
"Partners rarely leave Wachtell Lipton, which has consistently ranked as the most profitable corporate law firm in the United States. Profits per partner last year reached $4.46 million, up 2.6 percent, according to The American Lawyer."
“In the past year I have posted 100s of items relating to IRS fraud, admissions allocations through Wachtell Lipton and improper psychological treatment of minors at Trinity School ,New York. These posts have reached over 25,000 people, yet I have never received a Cease & Desist letter or even a denial from any of the affected parties. I wonder why.”—
It’s nice to see the School’s assets jumped almost $20M since the serious decline was reported to the IRS last year.
I wonder what the 2011 return (to be filed within ten days) will show. I imagine we’ll see another healthy bump after the three years of decline correlating with Andrew Brownstein of Wachtell Lipton’s oversight of the School’s financials.
§ 33.21 Consent for mental health treatment of minors.
(a) For the purposes of this section:
(1) “minor” shall mean a person under eighteen years of age, but shall
not include a person who is the parent of a child, emancipated, has
married or is on voluntary status on his or her own application pursuant
to section 9.13 of this chapter;
(2) “mental health practitioner” shall mean a physician, a licensed
psychologist, or persons providing services under the supervision of a
physician in a facility operated or licensed by the office of mental
(3) “outpatient mental health services” shall mean those services
provided in an outpatient program licensed or operated pursuant to the
regulations of the commissioner of mental health;
(4) “reasonably available” shall mean a parent or guardian can be
contacted with diligent efforts by a mental health practitioner; and
(5) “capacity” shall mean the minor’s ability to understand and
appreciate the nature and consequences of the proposed treatment,
including the benefits and risks of, and alternatives to, such proposed
treatment, and to reach an informed decision.
(b) In providing outpatient mental health services to a minor, or
psychotropic medications to a minor residing in a hospital, the
important role of the parents or guardians shall be recognized. As
clinically appropriate, steps shall be taken to actively involve the
parents or guardians, and the consent of such persons shall be required
for such treatment in non-emergency situations, except as provided in
subdivisions (c), (d) and (e) of this section or section two thousand
five hundred four of the public health law.
(c) A mental health practitioner may provide outpatient mental health
services, other than those treatments and procedures for which consent
is specifically required by section 33.03 of this article, to a minor
voluntarily seeking such services without parental or guardian consent
if the mental health practitioner determines that:
(1) the minor is knowingly and voluntarily seeking such services; and
(2) provision of such services is clinically indicated and necessary
to the minor’s well-being; and
(3) (i) a parent or guardian is not reasonably available; or
(ii) requiring parental or guardian consent or involvement would have
a detrimental effect on the course of outpatient treatment; or
(iii) a parent or guardian has refused to give such consent and a
physician determines that treatment is necessary and in the best
interests of the minor.
The mental health practitioner shall fully document the reasons for
his or her determinations. Such documentation shall be included in the
minor’s clinical record, along with a written statement signed by the
minor indicating that he or she is voluntarily seeking services. As
clinically appropriate, notice of a determination made pursuant to
subparagraph (iii) of paragraph three of this subdivision shall be
provided to the parent or guardian.
(d) A mental health practitioner may provide a minor voluntarily
seeking outpatient services an initial interview without parental or
guardian consent or involvement to determine whether the criteria of
subdivision (c) of this section are present.
(e) (1) Subject to the regulations of the commissioner of mental
health governing the patient’s right to object to treatment, subdivision
(b) of this section and paragraph two of this subdivision, the consent
of a parent or guardian or the authorization of a court shall be
required for the non-emergency administration of psychotropic
medications to a minor residing in a hospital.
(2) A minor sixteen years of age or older who consents may be
administered psychotropic medications without the consent of a parent or
guardian or the authorization of a court where:
(i) a parent or guardian is not reasonably available, provided the
treating physician determines that (A) the minor has capacity; and (B)
such medications are in the minor’s best interests; or
(ii) requiring consent of a parent or guardian would have a
detrimental effect on the minor, provided the treating physician and a
second physician who specializes in psychiatry and is not an employee of
the hospital determine that (A) such detrimental effect would occur; (B)
the minor has capacity; and (C) such medications are in the minor’s best
(iii) the parent or guardian has refused to give such consent,
provided the treating physician and a second physician who specializes
in psychiatry and is not an employee of the hospital determine that (A)
the minor has capacity; and (B) such medications are in the minor’s best
interests. Notice of the decision to administer psychotropic medications
pursuant to this subparagraph shall be provided to the parent or
(3) The reasons for an exception authorized pursuant to paragraph two
of this subdivision shall be fully documented and such documentation
shall be included in the minor’s clinical record.
Marc Gladstone will serve as Trinity’s new director of learning support, coordinating our learning support efforts in our Lower, Middle and Upper schools. Marc comes to us from the Berkeley Carroll School, where he has served as director of learning services for the past seven years. Prior to his work at Berkeley Carroll, Marc served as learning specialist at Dalton School for eight years and Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School for three yearsAt Trinity, Marc will lead, support, and evaluate the learning support staff in each division; oversee learning services for all three divisions, working closely with learning specialists, principals, department heads, and others to ensure appropriate coherence and continuity in support as students move from grade to grade and division to division; guide staffing and scheduling for K-12 learning services; guide the School’s efforts to develop teachers’ capacity to work effectively with students with learning differences; participate in K-12 curriculum planning and review; act as the “institutional face” of learning services at Trinity, both internally and externally; guide parents as they work in partnership with the School to support their children’s learning; shape school policy with respect to student evaluations, counseling-out decisions, and accommodations; and oversee the construction and maintenance of a database for record-keeping and tracking in-house and outside support services.
13 March 2012
New Assistant Principal in the Upper School
Chance Sims will assume the duties of assistant principal in the Upper School beginning in September. Chance is coming to Trinity from Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C., where he currently serves as chair of their history department. Before working at Georgetown Day School, Chance taught at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington. Chance holds a BS in sociology from Willamette University, an MA in sociology from DePaul University, and an MA in women’s studies from the University of Washington, where he is presently a doctoral candidate in women’s studies. Over the course of his career, Chance has designed and taught courses in world, European, and US history; modern Africa; urban studies; global studies; gender studies; and equity, justice and race.
We are excited to welcome Chance to Trinity along with his wife, Anne, and their son, Isamu, who will enter Grade Two in our Lower School.
Sandra Wang has agreed to serve as our next assistant principal in the Lower School starting in September. Sandy comes to Trinity from Trevor Day School where she has served as the lower school assistant principal for the past six years. Her administrative appointment at Trevor grew out of her participation in the Klingenstein Fellow Program at Teachers College, Columbia University where she is currently completing her EdD in educational leadership. Sandy enjoyed six successful years of teaching at Dalton prior to her entry to administration.
"…[I]f an organization serves a public interest and also serves a private interest other than incidentally, it is not entitled to exemption under section 501(c)(3)…"
"(3) the burden is generally upon the organization claiming exemption to establish that its operations are exclusively in furtherance of exempt purposes and that it does not operate for the benefit of private interests."
Gee. I hope that Wachtell, The Rudins, the Blackstone partner and the other trustees didn’t involve themselves in the math curriculum at Trinity School, NY. Now who would have had oversight of this originally filed (now removed) tax return?
Line 7:”Other salaries and wages” $18,000,000 - $14,000,000=?
Hey, Guys! I just checked my email, and there’s STILL no apology after some investigated trustees ruined my family, my career and my life as part of a cover-up when I tried to help save a 300 year old School. So I’m pretty sure that lawsuit is going forward — full throttle.
I can’t imagine *why* anyone who’s been lying to you all along about this fraud would continue to lie about this lawsuit happening. Now what would they have to gain from doing that?
Hey! Guys! Remember when Martha Stewart went to jail for destroying evidence, even though she was guided by the stellar legal judgment of Wachtell Lipton?! Co-inky-dink! They’re the ones Kenneth Lipton says also advised HIM to perjure himself! Crazee, right?
"…allowing more than an insubstantial accrual of benefits, including non-monetary benefits, to individuals or organizations. The intent is to ensure that a tax-exempt organization serves a public interest, not a private one."
Like, for example, non profit board members offering school spaces as a perk to attract clients to their law firm.