Longtime Beverly Hills High School teacher, coach, administrator and principal, Carter Paysinger, will retire from his current position of principal at the end of this school year and has confirmed that he will run for a position on the Beverly Hills Board of Education.
Paysinger commented, “At the time I filed the lawsuit against the District last July, my working conditions were appalling. The retaliation and discrimination created an untenable working environment. But I chose to endure the abuse because of my loyalty to our students and to this community. My goal from the start has been to address the problems in this school district and to effect positive change. Since filing the lawsuit, however, my working conditions have worsened.”
“The Board’s motivation for its latest announcement to hire a search firm to find a new principal is completely transparent,” he continued. “As I said in my complaint, the Board threatened that if I filed a lawsuit, I would lose my job. The day I filed the lawsuit, Board President Goldberg publicly stated ‘I really don’t think, given these accusations that he’s made, that he has the ability to be an effective leader at the high school.’ The fact is, the District’s problems are at the Board level and cannot be addressed by a high school principal. Consequently, I plan to retire as the principal of Beverly Hills High School, effective June 30, 2015, at which time, and at the urging of my family and friends, I will formally announce my candidacy for a seat on the Beverly Hills Board of Education. With the continued support of the community, if elected to the Board, I will be in the best position to effect the changes that we desperately need.”