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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Former Hillcrest Principal's Lawsuit Prompts Charter Trustee 'Shade' Meeting

Barrow Seeking Return to Job, Compensatory Damages


Last updated 5/21/2021 at 8:40am

Jennifer Barrow

The Lake Wales Charter Schools Trustees will hold a private meeting Monday, May 24 to discuss legal strategy now that former Hillcrest Elementary School Principal Jennifer Barrow has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to get her job back. Active litigation is the only reason trustees may hold a "shade" meeting with General Counsel Robin Gibson, outside of the public eye.

Barrow's lawsuit claims she was acting as a "whistleblower" when she filed a grievance in September 2020 against former Superintendent Jesse Jackson, questioning his leadership and professional conduct on several issues. In the...

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