“Although…individual principals had the ultimate power to decide whom to interview, the record nevertheless supports a finding that the individual principals conferred in deciding not to interview [Plaintiff].” Id. at 10.


“Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to [Plaintiff]…we conclude that a jury reasonably could determine that it was not a mere coincidence that [Plaintiff] was denied interviews for the vast majority of these positions notwithstanding her exemplary qualifications, pertinent experience, and excellent performance reviews, particularly where some of the principals indisputably conferred in their decision-making process and where the superintendent [who gave final approval] was clearly aware of [Plaintiff’s] interest in the available positions.” Id. at 10.

Stennett v. Tupelo Public School Dist., 2015 WL 4569205 (5th Cir. 2015)