Gerald Chapman, recently elected to the District 15 school board, used to be the superintendent at District 211.

A reader wrote this morning with the following question:

“Does anyone know if Gerald Chapman’s firm (he is treasurer) was involved in recruiting his successor at D211? The name of his firm is Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, Ltd. Their website says “Founded in 1987, HYA is the nation’s largest executive search firm serving public school districts.”

Is it true that Gerald Chapman works there? (Update: Yes.)

Did HYA get paid to recruit a D211 superintendent? Anyone know?