School board set to review director Adrienne Battle
The Nashville school board failed to conduct a performance review last year for director Adrienne Battle.
- Board chairperson Christiane Buggs tells Axios an evaluation is scheduled for this month, and the results will be discussed at a February board retreat.
Why it matters: According to board policy, the director is supposed to be reviewed annually. Hiring and assessing the director's performance has historically been a vital component of the board's work.
- Battle was last reviewed in August 2020, five months after being hired for the full-time position. She had previously served as interim director since 2019.
- That review, overseen by board member Rachael Ann Elrod, was more informal and did not apply numeric scores to Battle's performance.
Context: The school board appears to maintain firm support for Battle's leadership, so there's no indication a poor performance review is coming.
Yes, but: MNPS has experienced declining enrollment and lagging standardized test scores — two issues exacerbated by the pandemic.
- Buggs and board member Sharon Gentry, who now oversees the review process, did not respond to questions about why there wasn't an evaluation last year.
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