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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.

Read the full story on NBC4.

Mike Tom November 13, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Dr Hite really was a bad Supritendent. A very mean and selfish humanbeing.
Kenneth Hull March 04, 2013 at 01:43 AM
This man has been on the job in Philly for a short period of time.He is terrible and trying to close neighborhood schools already.This is not what public education is about in large urban cities in the North.He does not talk about educating the kids or helping the teachers to teach in better conditions. He uses the poor environments in cities to enhance his reputation.Only concerned about himself.Egotistical in the way he presents his outlook on changing a urban school system.Moves very fast and this does give the community a chance to response.Very bad decision to hire this man.Philadelphia is already a corrupt city. This man has to go, before the entire school system is destroyed. Concerned in Philly!

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