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Two Hernando school administrators want jobs back, claiming gender bias



BROOKSVILLE — A Hernando middle school principal and school district administrator are demanding their jobs back, saying they were discriminated against by the superintendent and removed from their positions, according to two letters sent to the School Board.

The letters allege superintendent Bryan Blavatt forced Fox Chapel Middle School principal Barbara Kidder to resign after she refused to accept a demotion, and that director of student services Mary-Grace Surrena was wrongfully let go. 

“This School Board has to get a hold of what’s going on there because it’s very, very egregious,” said attorney Karen Gaffney, who is representing the two women.

Blavatt said he did not discriminate.

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[Last modified: Monday, June 18, 2012 5:08pm]


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