The last we heard something about Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep Academy,.
The ex employees receive some coins.
According to reports, The school closed with less than an hour’s notice in January 2015 after management determined it was financially insolvent. Employees sued just weeks later, but it has taken more than two years to reach this agreement.
“I am pleased that it has settled and that those fine educators are getting relief,” said attorney T. Christopher Lewis, who was Prime Prep’s board president. “I’m happy we were able to find a way to get them taken care of.”
Six former employees sued ex-Prime Prep Superintendent Ron Price, former human resources director Reginald Calhoun, the Prime Prep board and the board of Uplift Fort Worth, the school’s parent nonprofit. The lawsuit — accusing defendants of fraud, negligence and violation of the Texas Payday Act — initially said the plaintiffs were seeking between $200,000 and $1 million.
The former Prime Prep employees who filed the lawsuit were JoAnn George, Ebony Phinisee, Cleveland Starr, La-Shonda A. Davis, Venora Bennett and Kendron Roberts.
- The nearly $125,000 still sitting in two Prime Prep accounts would not be enough to pay the full salaries of its employees, who never received paychecks for their final month of work.
The Dallas County lawsuit won’t end Prime Prep’s troubles, even more than two years after it crashed.
A spokeswoman for the Tarrant County district attorney’s office said a criminal investigation has been handed over to the Texas attorney general’s office. Tarrant County investigators had been looking into accusations that Prime Prep employees sold school laptop computers.