Former PCCS Principal Pushes on with Lawsuit

Former Prairie Crossing Charter School principal Brian Greene, who was fired last December, will be back in court Tuesday to ask a judge to reconsider her order to dismiss most of his lawsuit filed against the school in March, reports the Daily Herald.

Former Prairie Crossing Charter School principal Brian Greene, who was fired last December then filed a lawsuit against the school in March 2012, remains committed to hashing out his grievances in court.

Lake County Circuit Judge Diane Winter will hold a hearing Tuesday based on a motion filed by Green's attorney Anthony Esposito that requests she reconsider her order to dismiss most of the case, reports the Daily Herald.

Winter has given Greene’s side permission to file a second amended lawsuit against Prairie Crossing, if necessary, according to the Daily Herald.


, against the school, certain administrators and school board members alleging breach of contract, defamation, fraud, civil conspiracy and emotional distress, among other charges.

The suit cites eight counts against various people, and each count seeks an amount in excess of $50,000 plus costs and punitive damages.

Judge Winter hasn’t dismissed Greene’s allegation about breach of contract, reports the Daily Herald.

Greene's last contract as principal of PCCS was supposed to be in effect from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, documents show. Greene was, however, fired effective Dec. 17, 2011.

School board members were served with the lawsuit during a board meeting March 20.

The lawsuit alleges PCCS officials did not pay Greene a bonus that was specified in his contract and did not make required payments to Greene's Teacher's Retirement System, among several other charges.

Greene had been hired by PCCS in 2008. He was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 29, 2011 by PCCS Executive Director Nigel Whittington, who recently announced his resignation. At a board meeting Dec. 17, 2011, board members voted 9-0 to dismiss Greene. Specific reasons for the action were not stated publicly, a factor which upset many parents.

Greene and his attorney both went on record to say that Greene did not do anything criminal. "Absolutely not," Esposito said. "Absolutely not."

Prairie Crossing Principal Brian Greene Dismissed


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