April 21, 2007
Elite NYC Prep School Sued
The former admissions director of the elite Riverdale Country School has sued the school and its headmaster, claiming, among other things, that it breached his employment contract by reneging on a promise to give him an opportunity to increase the diversity at the school.
The NYLJ reported (subscription required):
[t]he former admissions director claimed the school's insufficient commitment to diversity was one of the main reasons for his resignation. He said that Mr. Johnson repeatedly told him that he had a mandate to increase the economic, ethnic and religious diversity of the largely Jewish student body. But he said the headmaster and the school undermined that goal by refusing to increase the financial aid budget.
The school and the headmaster moved to dismiss the case, but a NY judge has allowed the suit to go forward.
[Meredith R. Miller]
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