PALMETTO - The shoe is on the other foot at Lincoln Memorial Academy.

With teachers in short supply, Lincoln Memorial Academy in Palmetto, under the supervision of the school board, has been asking uncertified staffers to teach until the school can hire enough qualified instructors.

The Manatee County School Board assumed control over Lincoln Memorial Academy last month, saying the school was being mismanaged. Now, Lincoln's former leaders say it's the district that is mismanaging the school by allowing children to be taught by uncertified teachers.

On Monday, C.J. Czaia, a criminal defense attorney and member of Lincoln's board, issued a press release saying qualified teachers were fired by the Manatee School Board, and that four classes are being taught by teacher's aides who only have associates degrees at best.