Hempstead (N.Y.) school district wrongly fired principals

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Monday, March 31, 2014

A Nassau County Supreme Court judge has ruled the Hempstead School District failed to comply with a state law when it fired three principals last year who could now be reinstated.

The March 12 decision from Justice Norman Janowitz in Mineola comes after the fired principals -- David Evans, Helisse Palmore and James Thomas -- sued the district in July.

The lawsuit stemmed from the school board voting in April 2013 to dismiss Helisse Palmore, then principal of Barack Obama Elementary School, David Evans of the Academy of Music & Art, and James Thomas of the Academy of Business & Law, along with three administrators.

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