Boakye-Yiadom v Roosevelt Union Free School District

Plaintiff brought about an action to recover damages for breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and defamation. The Supreme Court denied granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint and plaintiff commenced this appeal.

Education Law requires that any complaint against the school district or board of education must be presented to the governing body of said district or school within three months after the accrual of the claim. Therefore, a claim against a school district on an action alleging breach of contract or promissory estoppel based on a contract must be served in a timely manner and since plaintiff failed to serve the notice of claim within three months, the Court properly dismissed the claim.

Accordingly, the Court affirmed the order, with costs.

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