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3 school workers lose jobs over hiring of teacher in sex case

Staff Report • Apr 1, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The Tennessean is reporting that Nashville schools came down hard on workers who failed to follow proper procedures in the hiring of a Donelson Middle School teacher facing sex crime charges.Three schools employees were asked to resign Tuesday. They are Jo Patterson, director of support human resources; Darilyn Mason, support staff registrar; and Melissa Mundy, human resources senior account clerk.The district suspended Gene Foster, director of 9-12 human resources, for five days without pay and issued a written reprimand.Foster, 51, took responsibility for failing to conduct an independent review of the application of Ronald Boykin when he transferred from support work to a teaching position.Boykin, 40, was arrested after a traffic stop March 22 in Nashville on warrants charging him with two counts of rape, one count of sexual battery by an authority figure and one count of attempted sexual battery by an authority figure.CLICK HERE for the full report.

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