Lawsuit Filed Against PGCPS Alleging Age, Race Discrimination
The county school board and former superintendent William Hite are named in the suit.
Prince George’s County Public Schools are facing a $100 million dollar class-action lawsuit in which a union alleges age and race discrimination by the Board of Education and the system’s former superintendent, William Hite, according to NBC4.
NBC4 reports that the Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel, a union representing some PGCPS employees, filed the action on Nov. 2 alleging that Hite fired or demoted 100 administrators and principals because of age or race.
Hite, who is named in the suit along with the county school board, resigned from his post as superintendent of PGCPS earlier this year to head up the Philadelphia School District. PGCPS is currently being headed up by interim superintendent Alvin Crawley.
PGCPS declined to offer comment on the lawsuit, the channel reports.