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'Chaos, hostile, abusive, fearful, non productive, and stressful'



As today's St. Petersburg Times story points out, the staff in the Pinellas school district's professional development department did not have kind words for their short-term and former boss, Janet Hernandez, who Superintendent Julie Janssen is now recommending be the director of dropout prevention. According to a staff survey conducted by the district's research and accountability department, employees described the work place under Hernandez as "being in a chaotic state, one in which nothing gets done." Read the full report here.

The Times story also noted the district hired an outside investigator to look into Hernandez's role in a filling out a district job application for Jerry Hernandez, her then partner and now husband. The investigator, St. Petersburg attorney Bruce P. Taylor, actually put together three reports over a six-week span in May and June. Read them here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 12:18pm]


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