Former security director James Smith has threatened to file a $5 million lawsuit against the Paterson Public Schools, according to public records.

Smith filed a claim notice on Sept. 27. He alleges the school district suspended him with pay “in retaliation and wrongfully and improperly did not renew” his employment contract in May 2019. He was suspended in Dec. 2018; school officials at the time did not provide a reason as to why he had been suspended…Click to continue reading …

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