More fallout for Harding University HS principal

More fallout for Harding University HS principal

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There's more fallout at Harding University High School. Teachers are concerned principal John Floyd is eligible for a $20,000 bonus if he is still principal at the school in July. He also received a 10 percent pay hike for getting the job at Harding.

Floyd is part of the Beacon Initiative, a program that financially rewards principals for going to a challenged school.

"It infuriates us," one concerned educator said. "We know he is not there for us. We know he is not there for the kids. He is all about himself."

Floyd is known for making a video of himself threatening a teacher at Harding. He was upset she didn't do what he wanted and said in the video WBTV obtained he "was going to get that ass."

An educator, who didn't want to be identified, said the culture of fear has still intensified since the video was released.

"Teachers don't come forward because they are terrified of the repercussions," the educator said.

WBTV is told teachers are being told to keep quiet or else.

"Threatened, harassed and bullied them," the educator said. "Saying if anybody goes to the press - he has moles everywhere and HR will get them and it will be their jobs on the line and that is the culture of fear in that school."

WBTV has also obtained an evaluation of John Floyd. Experts from the Beacon initiative conducted it. In the evaluation it states, "The principal does not communicate a relentless commitment to closing the achievement gap and preparing students for college."

Another part states that "systems to train, develop, and retain effective teachers and staff are underdeveloped."

"John Floyd has slipped through the cracks," the educator said. "He's played the game. He knows the right people. I think he has manipulated the system to get to where he is. You want to test a man's character - give him power."

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has not responded to our requests for comment on this story.

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