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Schools and Education Whistleblower Suit Filed Against Manatee School for the Arts

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The private corporation that owns Manatee School for the Arts is being sued by OSHA for violating federal whistleblower statutes. The suit asks Renaissance Arts and Education Inc. to reinstate a teacher that was fired in there 2009, only a month after he sent a supervisor an email detailing safety violations in the school's facilities.

The suit seeks back wages and damages for the teacher, while also asking the court to grant a permanent injunction to prevent a repeat occurrence. The Manatee School for the Arts is a charter school within the Manatee School District, however, its personnel operate outside of the school district's administration.


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