Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Metro Council elects Freda Player-Peters to fill School Board vacancy

At the Tuesday Nov.5th Metro Council meeting the Council elected Freda Player-Peters, a former local Service Employees International Union (SEIU) leader and a former Briley staffer who worked as the liaison between the mayor's office and the Metro Council, to the School Board representing District 7.  She replaces Will Pinkton who reesinged his position. In her nomination letter she said she wanted to address inequities in education.  She had the support of the most progressive members of the Council.

Player-Peters was elected with the votes of 26 council member. The runner-up who got 14 votes was Kevin Stacy, a licensed teacher who has worked as a schools administrator for Metro, Clarksville and Williamson County.

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