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Trustee shake-up underway at BC High School

Boston College High School in Dorchester. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

The chairman of the trustees at Boston College High School has left the board as part of a massive restructuring that aims to restore confidence and transparency in its leadership, following a public uproar about whether some trustees were quietly pushing the idea of admitting female students to the all-boys institution.

It remains unclear whether John McQuillan, the chairman who has faced heated accusations from parents and alumni about allegedly orchestrating a coeducation movement, resigned or was forced out. About two dozen other trustees, from both sides of the coed debate, are no longer on the board.

BC High updated its website Wednesday afternoon to reflect the new composition of the board, which has shrunk from nearly three dozen members to 12, and then trustees sent a letter to the community announcing the changes, which were made at a board meeting Monday.

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