Refund Wanted From Fee Paid To Firm In MNPS Director Search

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 17:15:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A call has gone out for a refund from the search firm in charge of helping find a new Metro Director of Schools.

Members of the Metro Nashville Education Association said the firm, HYA Executive Search, didn't do a good job vetting candidates after the final four list was announced earlier in July.

The president of the Kansas City teachers’ union had been listed as a reference for John Covington, but she said she had not been asked to be a reference. She added she was not contacted by the firm and would not recommend him for the job.

Three of the four have had serious education issues pop up in their careers in the past, as previously reported by NewsChannel 5.

Meanwhile, the candidates running for Mayor have all expressed concerns with the process asking what the hurry is, wanting to slow down the hiring process. 

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