One of the top-paid administrators in Florida’s Broward County Public Schools faces unspecified “corrective action” after she came dressed as a flasher to her work Halloween party.
The spectacle was posted to the Facebook page MyBlackBroward.com:
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?: Harmless Joke or Poor Judgement – You Make The Call
Apparently during a Halloween party at Broward Public Schools, Mary Coker, Director of Purchasing, wore a very inappropriate costume simulating a nude body (video in the comment section).
The page clearly has a vendetta against Coker, who donned the tan body suit – complete with drawn breasts and fake black pubic hair – alongside co-workers dressed as Wonder Woman, a Sumo wrestler, witch, clown and other traditional costumes.
The get-up also included a trench coat and fedora, presumably depicting a flasher.
“For those who don’t know, this is the same Mary Coker, Director of Purchasing, who controls BCPS contracts, and who is allegedly blocking efforts to give contracting opportunities to black (men and women) and white women businesses because she considers the District’s Supplier Diversity Program (which she had been in charge of managing until recently) as ‘reverse discrimination,’” the MyBlackBroward post read.
Video and pictures from the Halloween party were posted on November 1, and show at least one child in attendance.
In one video, Coker flashes open the trench coat to reveal the raunchy body suit and her co-workers howled with applause.
District spokeswoman Cathleen Brennan told the Miami Herald officials are aware of the situation and taking “corrective action” based on district policy, though she declined to elaborate.
“A photograph of Mary Coker, Director of Procurement and Warehousing Services, wearing an inappropriate Halloween costume at work was brought to the district’s attention,” Brennan wrote in a prepared email.
“Our office is not able to provide additional information at this time,” she wrote.
Coker, meanwhile, isn’t interested in discussing her Halloween antics.
“It’s only been posted on one website. There have been no complaints,” she told the Herald. “It’s been posted on one single website that has maybe four comments or seven.”
As of Friday, the post had 10 comments, all against Coker’s “disgusting” costume.
The 46-year-old administrator is one of the highest paid officials in the district with an annual salary of roughly $150,000. Her pay came under scrutiny last year when she received a $13,000 raise without board approval, which pushed her pay $8,000 above the limit for her position, the Herald reports.
News coverage of the shady salary forced Superintendent Robert Runcie to reduce her raise to comply with the salary cap.