Parent Files Suit Against Oldfields, Seeking To Keep Baltimore County Private School Open
BALTIMORE COUNTY - A parent has filed a lawsuit against Oldfields School, a private institution located in Baltimore County that has announced its imminent closure for the upcoming school year. Lisa Geyer, an Oldfields parent, is seeking legal intervention to prevent the school from closing its doors.
The lawsuit, lodged in county court last Friday - the same day as Oldfields' graduation - asserts that the school's board of trustees and the acting school failed to sustain the school's operations.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the complaint alleges that the school's leadership had plans to close as early as October, despite the school not suffering from significant debt. According to the Sun, the complaint also states that the school's management distributed marketing material for the fall 2023 semester.
Geyer is seeking damages, a preliminary injunction, and an emergency temporary restraining order to compel the school to stay open.
A fundraising effort is already underway to save the school. According to a Facebook page for alumni, the group surpassed its goal of $20 million by mid-May.
The Oldfields Board of Directors has previously stated that the school requires $35 million to stay operational.
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