Hearing for suspended Manatee assistant superintendent of schools Robert Gagnon set to begin Monday

HERALD STAFF REPORTApril 18, 2014 

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BRADENTON -- The administrative hearing for Robert Gagnon, former Manatee High School principal, is set to begin Monday in the Manatee County Judicial Center.

Gagnon has called 51 witnesses for the hearing in his fight to return to his position as assistant superintendent with the Manatee County School District.

The hearing begins at 9 a.m. Monday in courtroom 8B, Gagnon's attorney Richard Reinhart confirmed Friday.

Among those called for the Florida Department of Administrative hearings are former Manatee High assistant principals Greg Faller and Matthew Kane.

Gagnon, Faller and Kane face criminal charges in the case of former Manatee High School coach and parent liaison Rod Frazier, who is accused of inappropriately touching students and faculty. The former administrators are charged with not properly reporting the allegations of child abuse by Frazier.

Reinhart previously filed a motion to dismiss criminal charges for failure to report suspected child abuse against Gagnon.

Gagnon, Faller and Kane have all been suspended without pay.

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