The vast majority of misconduct allegations against teachers in Nashville schools aren’t regularly reported to the state, an investigation from the Tennessean found. The director of schools is required by law to report certain teacher misconduct when employees are suspended, terminated or resign. But he only reported one such case in the last year — out of the nineteen teachers who were suspended, fired or resigned after investigations — according to a review of human resources investigations from the Tennessean.
Cases that weren’t reported to the state included one teacher who resigned after allegedly placing a student in a chokehold and another who was suspended without pay after officials learned he broke one student’s clavicle. Nashville’s school board approved a contract with a local law firm to review how human resources investigations are handled.