A diverse yet powerful panel of community leaders in Nashville delivered a letter to the Metro Nashville Board of Education last week. It was signed by some top men and women who represent a wide-ranking cross section of Tennessee’s largest city and includes education, business, religious and diversity superstars. You need to understand the urgency behind the letter. Davidson County has just entered its eighth month without a school superintendent.
“In September 2015 … (the Metro School Board) began discussing the best way to ‘reboot’ the search process for a new director of schools. Realizing the importance of bringing others into the search process more intentionally, (the school board) proactively reached out to newly-elected Mayor Megan Barry and the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) to form a community advisory committee to help kick-start the search process. This group of 17 community leaders was announced in November, and we began our work in earnest in December.”
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