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This Time, New Rochelle High Principal’s Resignation is Permanent


The latest twist in the story of former New Rochelle High School Principal Reginald Richardson:  Richardson resigned for a second time earlier this month, and the School Board accepted. He will reportedly be paid $160,000 as he leaves the District, and retain the district’s health and hospitalization policy until June 30, 2019.

“The District and Mr. Richardson have determined that it is in the best interests of all parties that Mr. Richardson separate from employment with the District,” the agreement said, according to the result of a FOIA request made by the Journal News.



Now he wants his job back.

Former New Rochelle High School principal Reginald Richardson, who resigned as principal of Westchester’s largest high school on July 19th after the New York City Department of Education offered him a consulting job that it rescinded the next day, is now rescinding his resignation from NRHS.

The school board will meet to review his request on August 7th.

The New York Post reported former New Rochelle High School principal Reginald Richardson, who had just announced that he would resign, briefly landed a new job at the New York City Department of Education. Then, The Post reports, Richardson was abruptly let go the following day after The Post called the DOE.

“Despite the fact that a simple online search yields a number of stories about his past controversies, Richardson told The Post that a team of DOE interviewers never asked him about them,” the Post reports, including including a grade-fixing scandal, the murder of one student and the stabbing of two others.

Richardson joined New Rochelle HS in 2013 after 15 years at the New York City Education Department.

photo courtesy New Rochelle High School

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