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Santa Monica private school in bankruptcy, accusations fly

April 10, 2011 |  1:39 pm

The former director of a private Santa Monica high school is alleged to have misused more than $1 million in school funds, forcing the school into bankruptcy near the beginning of the term, according to documents and interviews.

Many of the allegations are part of a civil lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court by Concord International High School against former administrator Susan Packer Davis, her husband, Eric Hille, and her son, Alexander Davis.

The suit accuses Packer Davis of putting her husband and son on the school payroll, though it was uncertain what services they provided or the value of those services, and of using school funds to pay personal expenses and to pay her son's rent in Westwood. It also alleges a breach of fiduciary duty, particularly with regard to her own compensation — described as "grossly inflated."

Read the full story: Ex-administrator is accused of bankrupting a Santa Monica school by misusing $1 million

-- Carla Rivera