The chairman of the trustees at Boston College High School has left the board, as well as about two dozen trustees, following allegations of a plan to admit females to the all-male school.
According to the Boston Globe, it’s not clear if former chairman John McQuillan resigned or was forced to leave.
The school had been wrapped in controversy when a rumor surfaced that some trustees wanted to admit females to the Dorchester school in an attempt to address a drop in applications.
The leaving board members, who are said to have been on both sides of the debate, told the Globe Wednesday afternoon that there were no plans to allow females to attend.
McQuillan released a public statement last week saying the timing was not right to allow females in the school.
In addition, the board decided Monday to reduce the amount of trustees for the school. The new board of trustees has a dozen members.