District blames ex-employee for Nashville schools’ failure to report teacher-misconduct cases

Jason Gonzales:

Neither case was reported to the state.

The district regularly withholds information about its most serious allegations of teacher misconduct, according to a USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee review of human resources investigations in the last year.

Nineteen teachers were suspended, fired or resigned after investigations, according to a list of complaint investigations provided by the district. Two other teachers were recommended for review of termination by Metro Legal, according to the list.

Only one case was reported to the state by Director of Schools Shawn Joseph, a Tennessee State Board of Education spokeswoman said.