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MNPS Board Cancels Director Interview, Schedules Specially Called Meeting for Friday Morning

Metro Nashville Public Schools Board of Education Chair Anna Shepherd has canceled the planned interview and public engagement session with Dr. Adrienne Battle that was scheduled for tonight to allow her to focus on the MNPS response to the coronavirus and other important issues facing the district.

“We started the director search process in a much different environment here at MNPS and across the country,” said Chair Shepherd. “We need to remove distractions from Dr. Battle’s plate so she can focus on the needs of our students and staff, and as a Board, we need to thoughtfully consider whether the director search process is appropriate or necessary at this time.”

A specially called meeting will take place at the Board of Education on Friday, March 13, at 11 a.m. to allow the Board to discuss and deliberate on how to proceed going forward and whether to appoint a permanent director now.