Protesters voice concern about New Rochelle's new school superintendentPosted: Updated:
Dozens of concerned parents came out to a meeting last night to discuss the next step regarding New Rochelle's new school superintendent.
The meeting comes after a lawsuit filed by the group "The Collective New Rochelle" over the recent employment of Dr. Laura Feijoo.
The suit claims Feijoo is unfit to oversee students in the city, stemming from a $90 million reverse discrimination lawsuit she recently filed against her former employer, the New York City Department of Education.
One of "The Collective's" members says they just want to be involved in the decision-making process for a new leader of their schools. "We believe that if we can have a conversation, that we can select a superintendent that is agreeable to all of us, and we feel that the lawsuit, from our point of view, is an action that we were compelled to take," says David Peters, a New Rochelle resident and Collective member.
The Board of Education has previously told News 12 it does not feel Dr. Feijoo's lawsuit disqualifies her and stands by the decision.