Cirrus Academy Instructor Submits ‘Whistleblower’ Claim
An instructor at Macon’s Cirrus Academy declares she was bugged because she reported offenses of state special education guidelines.
Diana Humble submitted a civil-rights suit Thursday at the United States District Court in Macon.
She is declaring defense under the state’s whistleblower law, which states people cannot be penalized for reporting infractions. She likewise declares she was victimized because she’s white, while many Cirrus’s administration and staff are black.
In March, a state Department of Education report stated the Cirrus Academy charter school was short-changing its special-needs trainees. They purchased the school to put staffing in place to offer services for those trainees or run the risk of losing state funding. The report states 3 team members grumbled to the state about unique education staffing and policies at Cirrus.
Her suit states, “Ms. Humble’s managers threatened and cautioned her not to get in touch with the Georgia Department of Education or to report offenses.
After she did that, Humble claims, the “hostility, and retaliation” from her managers increased.
Modest has been on unsettled leave since January, on recommendations of a doctor, due to harassment and “confidential dangers of physical violence,” the fit states.
Her claim is requesting for at least $50,000 and legal charges.
We might not reach Cirrus Academy authorities for the remark.
Inning accordance with her claim, Humble submitted a discrimination grievance with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in January; the firm dismissed her grievance in February.