NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville school officials said they've discussed a partial hiring freeze if the state goes through with plans to withhold $3.4 million from the district after its rejection of a charter school proposal.
The Tennessee Department of Education made its decision last month after the city's school board voted 5-4 not to approve Great Hearts Academy's application. Opponents of the charter school said its proposal lacked a plan for promoting diversity.
Chris Henson, the district's chief financial adviser, said that preliminary discussions have taken place on how the district would absorb the funding loss.
He said a "possible hiring freeze" was one option.
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