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January 27, 2017 Board Meeting

I.             Consent Items (Voice Vote)

                A.            Adoption of Agenda

                B.            Approval of Minutes from October 14, 2016 and December 15, 2016


II.            Action Items (First Reading)

                A.            Uniform Grading Policy 3.301            
                                First reading of updates to the Uniform Grading Policy to include Cambridge International courses and all early
                                postsecondary opportunities including local dual credit and dual enrollment.

                B.            English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Policy 3.207            
                               First reading of changes to clarify the roles of Response to Intervention and Instruction (RTI2), accommodations
                               and modifications to ESL services, and lowers the staffing ratio for ESL classrooms.

                C.            Migrant Education Student Records Policies and Procedures 4.210
                                First reading of a proposal to delete this policy as requirements are now covered under ESSA, and in
                                Department guidance.

                 D.           School Counseling Model and Standards Policy 5.103       
                                First reading of policy updates to clarify the implementation timeline for recently adopted school counseling
                                standards, including an addition of a one-year phase-in.

                 E.            Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205
                                First reading of an amendment to add new courses and revised course standards for courses within the
                                Advanced Manufacturing; Ag, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction, Arts, Audio/Visual
                                Technology, & Communication; Business Management & Administration, Education & Training, and Distribution
                                & Logics career clusters.  An additional proposal includes a new statewide dual credit course, Introduction to
                                Sociology.  Attachment 7, Attachment 8, Attachment 9, Attachment 10, Attachment 11, Attachment 12, and
                                Attachment 13.

                 F.            Strategic Compensation Policy 5.600
 
                               First reading of a new policy to offer greater clarity and additional information of the qualifications for
                                differentiated pay plans.  This policy will also outline a timeline and process for alternative salary schedule
                                approval.

                 G.           Public Records Policy 1.500
                                First reading of a new policy that outlines the procedures and establishes necessary fees for State Board
                                responses to public records requests.

                 H.            State Board of Education Local Education Agency (LEA) Policies
                                 First reading of the policies required by state and federal law for the State Board to serve as the LEA for any
                                 charter schools it authorizes.

III.            Action Items (Final Reading)

                  A.           Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205
                                Final reading of new and updated courses within Health Science, Human Services, Information Technology,
                                and Marketing career clusters. The new and revised course standards are better aligned with postsecondary
                                pathways, incorporate added instructional rigor, and reflect the competitive employment demands of our state.
                                These changes will go into effect for the 2017-18 school year.  Attachment 1, Attachment 2, Attachment 3, and
                                Attachment 4.

                  B.           Non-Public School Approval Process Rule 0520-07-02
                                Final reading of an item to update this rule to remove category VI from the list of non-public school categories,
                                remove references to private pre-k programs as they are approved by DHS, and to make other clarifying changes. 

                  C.            Pupil Transportation Rule 0520-01-05
                                 Final reading of an item to update this policy by removing out of date content and aligning the policy to legislation
                                 passed during the 2016 General Assembly.

                  D.           Tennessee Learning Centered Leadership Policy 5.101
                                 Final reading of revisions to better align licensure for instructional leaders with the teacher licensure process. In
                                 addition, the revisions put in place renewal requirements for individuals not serving in an instructional leader
                                 capacity.  There have been no changes since first reading.

                   E.           Educator Licensure Rule 0520-02-03 
                                 Final reading of revisions to better align licensure for instructional leaders with the teacher licensure process. In
                                 addition, the revisions put in place renewal requirements for individuals not serving in an instructional leader
                                 capacity.

                   F.           Educator Licensure Policy 5.502
                               
Final reading of revisions to better align licensure for instructional leaders with the teacher licensure process. In
                                addition, the revisions put in place renewal requirements for individuals not serving in an instructional leader |
                                capacity.

                   G.          Educator Preparation Policy 5.504
                                 Final reading of recommendations for new Literacy Standards for Educator Preparation providers. The new
                                 standards will replace current reading standards for educator preparation providers. The new standards are
                                 aligned with current expectations related to literacy instruction in Tennessee schools. In addition, the standards
                                 expand requirements across almost all areas of endorsement.

                   H.          School Attendance Policy 4.100
                                 Final reading to revise the existing policy 4.100 Guidelines for Exemption from Compulsory Attendance Policy to
                                 reflect statutory requirements for compulsory attendance, exemptions from compulsory attendance and
                                 excused absences. The new name proposed for the revised policy is the School Attendance Policy.  There have
                                 been no changes since first reading.

                    I.            Guidelines for Out of School Experiences Policy 3.203
                                  Final reading to remove this policy which is outdated and now covered by the work based learning section of the
                                  High School Policy.  There have been no changes since first reading.

                     J.           School Safety Policy 2.300
                                 
Final reading of item to delete this policy which is outdated and superseded by the Schools Against Violence in
                                  Education (SAVE) Act.  There have been no changes since first reading.

                    K.           Model Drug Testing Policy 4.201
                                   Final reading of item to update out of date provisions of this policy.  There have been no changes since first
                                   reading.

                     L.           Earthquake Plan Policy 2.304
                                   Final reading of item to remove this policy which is outdated and incorporated in the State Board rule for
                                   multi-hazard emergency operations plan.  There have been no changes since first reading.

                     M.         Special Courses Policy 3.201
                                   Final read item to update this policy to revise the process for special course renewal.  There have been no
                                   changes since first reading.

                      N.          Leave for Teachers Rule 0520-01-02-.04
                                    Final read item to remove outdated reference to career ladder evaluator professional leave.  There have been
                                    no changes since first reading.

                      O.          Fiscal Accountability Standards Rule 0520-01-02-.13
     
                              Final read item to update outdated sections of the fiscal accountability rule.  There have been no changes
                                    since first reading.

                      P.            Approval of Textbooks Rule 0520-01-02-.15
                                     Final read item to delete this rule which is now covered by State Board rule 0520-05-01, Policies of Tennessee
                                     State Textbook Commission.  There have been no changes since first reading.

                      Q.           Two-Way Communications Systems Policy 2.301
                                     Final reading of an item to remove this policy since schools no longer use Two-Way Communications Systems
                                     as part of their emergency preparedness plans. This policy is no longer needed.   There have been no changes
                                     since first reading.

                      R.           Special Education Programs and Services Rule 0520-01-09-.11
                                     Final reading of an item to revise the guidelines and standards for determining program eligibility criteria,
                                     evaluation procedures, and evaluation participants to better align to updated clinical disability definitions and
                                     best practices, and allow for improved portability between states in regards to eligibility. These revisions are the
                                     result of recommendations from a disability task force that convened on March 15, 2016, to review each
                                     disability category.  THIS ITEM WAS REMOVED AT THE MEETING

                      S.            Standards for Special Education Evaluation & Eligibility
   
                                 Final reading of an item to revise the guidelines and standards for determining program eligibility criteria,
                                     evaluation procedures, and evaluation participants to better align to updated clinical disability definitions and
                                     best practices and allow for improved portability between states in regards to eligibility.  These revisions are
                                     the result of recommendations from a disability task force that convened on March 15, 2016, to review each
                                     disability category.  THIS ITEM WAS REMOVED AT THE MEETING

                       T.            Instructional Leader Preparation Program Approval                 
                                      Final reading of approval recommendation for the Middle Tennessee State University leader preparation
                                      programs.

                      U.           Standards for School Administered Child Care Programs Rule 0520-12-01
                                     Final reading of change to comply with federal/state laws and more recent State Board rules.

                       V.           Individual Education Account (IEA) Program Rule 0520-01-11
                                     Final reading to update State Board of Education rule for the IEA Program to align with the state law in regards
                                     to student eligibility, and clarify the appeals procedures to specify that the Department has to provide notice
                                     of denials of applications and removal from the IEA Program electronically and via USPS, and must provide
                                     notice of other types of denials and pre-authorization requests electronically only.

                      W.          State Board of Education 2017 Master Plan
                                     Final reading of the 2017 Master Plan outlining the Board’s strategic priorities, goals, and policy levers.

                       X.          Charter Agreement for Green Dot Charter High School
                                     Final reading of the charter agreement between the State Board of Education and Green Dot Public Schools
                                     Tennessee, the governing body for Green Dot Charter High School.

IV.                 Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Default Actions

                      A.            TSAC Defaults
                                      Final reading of an item to conduct TSAC related suspensions on a rolling basis, until such time as the
                                      automatic suspension provision of the updated teacher disciplinary rule (as passed in October, 2016) takes
                                      effect.

V.                  Teacher License Actions

                      A.            William Haynes – Reinstatement Application

                      B.            Derrick Holmes – Denial of Initial Licensure

VI.                Adjournment