July 28, 2017 Board Meeting
I. Consent Items (Voice Vote)
A. Adoption of Agenda
II. Emergency Items
A. Individualized Education Accounts, Rule 0520-01-11
Emergency rule to align the rules with recently passed legislation. We are seeking an emergency rule, so it will
be in effect or the next IEA application cycle. In addition, this item will need approval on first reading as a
permanent rule as the emergency rule will expire in 180 days.
B. Educator Licensure Emergency Rule 0520-02-03-.09
Emergency Rule of changes for Board disciplinary action for particular types of infractions. In addition, this item
will need approval on first reading as a permanent rule as the emergency rule will expire in 180 days.
III. Action Items (First Reading)
A. Adult Education Programs, Rule 0520-01-02-.06
First reading of updates to the funding of adult education programs that lead to a regular high school diploma.
B. World Language Standards
First reading of newly revised World Language standards. The standards are included for grades K-8 and the
options for high school courses. These standards, if approved, will be implemented in the 2019-20 school year.
C. Physical Activity Policy 4.206
First reading to update the policy to reflect legislative changes to the requirements for physical activity.
D. School Attendance Policy 4.100
First reading to update the policy to reflect recent legislative changes made in Public Chapter 96 which prohibits
students serving as a page to the general assembly from being counted as absent.
E. Education of Incarcerated Students, Rule 0520-01-12
First reading to establish policies and procedures for the education of students incarcerated in juvenile detention
F. Charter School Enrollment, Rule 0520-14-01-.04
First reading to provide clarity around charter school enrollment and align the rule to Public Chapter 307.
H. List of State Approved Textbooks – Section C (Science, PE/Wellness & Health, Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre Arts, Dance,
and Media Arts), CTE Arts, A/V Technology & Communication and Anatomy & Physiology)
First reading of the preliminary list of textbooks – section c. State law requires the State Board of Education to
approve a list of textbooks for adoption by school districts.
J. Uniform Grading Policy 3.301
First reading to clarify procedures for awarding quality points for students who have completed AP, Cambridge,
or IB courses or courses aligned with an Industry Certification or CLEP exam.
IV. Action Items (Final Reading)
A. High School Policy 2.103
Final reading of amendments that clarify the requirements for summer school courses and End of Course
examinations. This also includes the addition of a local assessment policy and makes updates to the Move on
When Ready requirements. There have been changes since first reading.
B. Teacher and Principal Evaluation Policy 5.201
Final reading of State Board policy to outline student growth portfolio support. This also makes changes to
reflect recent legislation that reset the phase-in of TN Ready into a teacher’s evaluation score. There have been
changes since first reading.
C. Social Studies Standards
Final reading of newly revised social studies standards. The standards are included for grades K-8, the required
high school courses, and the options for high school electives. These standards, if approved, will be implemented
in the 2019-2020 school year. There have been changes since first reading.
D. Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205
Final reading to adopt a Tier II Mathematics Intervention course and a Tier II English Language Arts Intervention
course for high school that will follow component three of the Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2 )
Framework. This also includes changes to incorporate the full course offerings for IB, AP, and Cambridge. There
have been changes since first reading.
E. Course Approval
Final reading of course descriptions for the Tier II Mathematics Intervention course and a Tier II English Language
Arts Intervention course for high school. There has been one minor change since first reading.
F. Educator Licensure Policy 5.502
First and final reading of an item to establish a provisional endorsement for certain special education courses.
The provisional endorsement will be available to licensed educators enrolled in an additional endorsement
program who meet certain requirements.
G. Local Education Agency (LEA) Alternative Salary Schedule
First and final reading of alternative salary schedule proposals from Sweetwater City Schools. The proposed
alternative salary schedule requires that advanced degrees be pre-approved and aligned to current job
H. State Board of Education Charter School Local Education Agency (LEA) Policies
Final 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. There have been changes since first reading.
I. Recommendations for Professional Education Units and Licensure Programs
First and final reading of recommendations for Middle Tennessee State University.
J. English as a Second Language (ESL) Policy 3.207
First and final reading to update the exit criteria for English learners for the 2017-18 school year and to provide
other minor clarifications to help align the policy with the implementation guide for ESSA.
K. Educator Preparation Policy 5.504
Final reading of changes to literacy standards for educator preparation in additional content areas as well as
procedures for students attending preparation programs operating under denial of approval status. There have
been changes since first reading.
V. Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Default Actions
A. TSAC Defaults
Final reading of the list of individuals who hold a teaching license and who have been identified by the
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation as being in default on a student loan pursuant to
A. George Ian Alley – Revocation
B. Ann Chilcoat – Two (2) year suspension
C. James Todd Cotton – Two (2) year suspension
D. Tad Cummins – Revocation
E. Adam Floyd – Deny license
F. Jennifer Griva – Revocation
G. Sandra Jeanne Hicks – This item was pulled from the agenda at the meeting
H. Cory Hunter – Deny license
I. Stacy P. Mason – Revocation
J. Eva Musgray – Revocation
K. Nathan O’Connell – Revocation
L. Tracy Dion Hill Riggs – Revocation
M. Jordan Shipley – Formal reprimand
N. Ashley Stroud – Two (2) year retroactive suspension
O. Benjamin Tollett – One (1) year suspension