Beverly Hills High principal to retire amid conflict



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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The principal of Beverly Hills High School says he will step down, a year after suing the school district alleging racial discrimination.

Carter Paysinger, who taught at the school before becoming principal in 2010, said Tuesday that since filing the federal lawsuit, his working conditions have further deteriorated.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1wB7k1Z ) Paysinger said he intends to run for a seat on the Beverly Hills Board of Education after leaving the school in June.

Paysinger, the school's first black principal, sued the district last July, alleging he was the target of a campaign of discrimination and retaliation by the district because of his race.

A district review found Paysinger probably violated conflict-of-interest rules by operating a for-profit camp at the school. He has denied any wrongdoing.

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