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Spicer and Hudson district reconcile

Apr 30, 2012 6:43 am
John Mason reports in the Register Star Steven Spicer has settled the discrimination matter he filed against the Hudson City School District. Spicer, principal of the John L. Edwards School, filed a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights in October, alleging he was “subjected to disparate treatment for unlawful discriminatory reasons relating to” his race. Among Spicer's specific complaints: A reprimand of Spicer by Superintendent Jack Howe via email was sent to every other administrator in the district. Spicer was the only administrator not provided a key or key card to access the front door of the district office to attend weekly meetings. He did not receive a $2,000 raise after 10 years of service, as mandated by contract. As part of the conciliation agreement, the district did not accept guilt, but the settlement did specify diversity training be provided for staff. The Board of Education approved the agreement Tues., Apr. 24, without comment. Read the full story in the Register Star.