Three African American former administrators in the Enlarged Middletown City School District have filed a federal lawsuit against the district and its Superintendent, Amy Creeden.
Omar Perez, Catherine Yaayaa Whaley-Williams and her husband, Anthony Williams, allege the district “engaged in systematic retaliation in violation of [their] First Amendment rights to free speech and association and racial discrimination in violation of [their] right, as guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to equal protection of the laws.”
Their attorney is Michael Sussman of Goshen.
“These three have spoken out about racism in the school district. Mr. Perez spoke out about the district’s failure to protect women, both staff and students, from sexual assault, and the school district has apparently made the decision that they no longer want to have these three highly talented and young African American people working there,” Sussman said