A discrimination lawsuit that pitted a former Maryland school secretary against her principal — and included allegations that the head of Largo High School bullied her staff — was never settled on September 16th, 2014 despite wide spread reports that it was. Board of Education for Prince George’s county attorneys fooled the court and the public that there was a settlement when there was none. It appears the act was a stupid move to delay the resolution of the issues and there was never any proper negotiations or settlement offers. As a result of these legal maneuvering, the attorney for Tracy Allison was forced to go back to court and file a motion to reopen case and schedule a trial on the merits. >>> Read more ~> Motion to reopen case and schedule trial.
On their part, Board of Education attorneys are resisting the current move by the plaintiff Tracy Allison and filed a response Motion opposing the reopening of the case stating that “School Board was not allowed an opportunity to file an Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Reopen…” >>> Read more Board of Education response.
To us in the Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County, the conduct of Board of Education attorneys and the administration towards discrimination cases currently in progress in the whole county are becoming bizarre by the day. Every citizens who cares about this county needs to take a proactive stance and demand an end to this unethical practice. We all have social responsibility to each other. Being Socially Responsible means that people and organizations must behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. Striving for social responsibility helps individuals, organizations and governments have a positive impact on development, business and society with a positive contribution to bottom-line results.
“The individual social responsibility includes the engagement of each person towards the community where he or she lives, which can be expressed as an interest towards what’s happening in the community, as well as in the active participation in the solving of some of the local problems like discrimination. Under community we understand the village, the small town or the residential complex in the big city, where every one of us lives. Each community lives its own life that undergoes a process of development all the time. And every one of us should take part in that development in different ways, for example by taking part in cleaning of the street, fighting racism etc.
“There is no question the county leadership is racist and protecting racist principals while mismanaging resources.” one concerned parent said. “They can do better than this.” She added.
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.
>>> Read more Dr. Kevin Maxwell takes a bizarre turn!
Dr. Kevin Maxwell seemed like a good fit in the very beginning but has proved himself to be something else. He is clearly being used by Mr. Rushern Baker regime and others for selfish motives including for high salaries at the expense of poor children and for improper influence within PGCPS District. Every time he gets criticized for making mistakes, the county leadership or some other external forces promotes him for some kind of an award to confuse the public everything is ok. In the meantime, kids are suffering through endless fights and everything is being kept hush hush as scandals swell. Where is the outrage?
Mr. Rushern Baker –The current County Executive for Prince George’s County is known not to be a man of his word according to Prince George’s County NAACP Chapter and is deeply involved in the scandal comprising Dr. kevin Maxwell. Lately, he appears busy lining up his pockets. What happened to common decency?
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.