Questions linger after New Rochelle High School principal’s departure

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NEW ROCHELLE -

Residents in New Rochelle are wondering why the high school’s principal decided to leave the district and why his new job in New York City was rescinded.  

Reginald Richardson left the district for a part-time position as director of school quality with the New York City Department of Education.

A spokesperson there says the department rescinded the position a day after he was hired once it became aware of additional information.

News 12 reached out to Richardson, but he hasn't returned calls.

It's unclear if the department based its decision on the district's handling of a rash of violence in January, including one fatal stabbing, or the fact the high school's under investigation for alleged grade inflation using an online credit program.

Parents say despite what's happened, they only want the best leadership for their children.

A spokesperson for the school district says they are continuing to search for a new principal for the high school.

Richardson had been with New Rochelle schools since 2013.

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