Did politics play a role when the Fox School District's Board of Education voted to hire Linda Nash's daughter-in-law for the district's $65,000 director of food services position?
District officials tell Patch the answer is "no." Our partners at FOX 2 confronted the district on the matter in a "You Paid for It" report on Friday.
See previous story: Fox School Board President's Relative Hired as Food Service Director.
Todd Scott, a spokesperson with the district's human resources department, told Patch the district does not have any policies in effect regarding nepotism. He said the district employs many relatives of employees or elected officials.
"The issue usually only comes up when the board is involved," Scott said. "We're proud of the fact that we hire local people. We have hired a lot of moms of employees and students and several graduates."
He added that the Fox School District is one of Jefferson County's largest employers with more than 1,600 employees.