The civil case filed by Tracy Allison against Prince George’s County public schools has been postponed from a September 9th, 2014 date to September 16th, 2014.
The trial will now begin Tuesday, September 16, 2014 and conclude by the week of September 23, 2014.
U.S. District Judge Honorable Peter J. Messitte issued the new trial schedule recently. (See attached Memorandum)
Ms. Tracy Allison who is African American woman, worked at Largo High school, alleges that she was racially harassed by Principal Angelique Simpson-Marcus of Largo High School, who is African American. On February 28, 2014, a federal jury, at the Greenbelt, MD federal courthouse, issued a verdict that means Prince George’s County Public Schools can be found liable under Title VI for race discrimination and retaliation. Specifically, the jury decided that Prince George’s County Public School received federal assistance, starting in 2009, which had the primary objective of providing employment. In 2009, PGCPS, which has an annual budget of approximately $1.7 billion, received $140 million in federal stimulus funds which it used to avert laying off hundreds of teachers and other school workers. >>> Read more
Tracy Allison legal team now consists of attorney Neil R Lebowitz, based in Downtown Columbia, Maryland.
Attorney Bryan Chapman who handled the first phase of the trial last year, is no longer in the case after mishandling several cases deliberately.
Superintendent William Hite Jr has since left the Prince George’s County school District.