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Tennessee Public Charter School Commission

The State of Tennessee Public Charter School Commission is the state-level, independent charter school authorizing Board that seeks to improve public education by authorizing high-quality charter schools. A priority of the Commission will be to ensure high-quality school choice options for Tennessee families.

 

Name                Grand Division    Term Length
Terence Patterson West 5 yrs.
Chris Richards West 4 yrs.
Derwin Sisnett West 3 yrs.
Dave Hanson Middle 3 yrs.
Wendy Tucker Middle 4 yrs.
Tom Griscom East 4 yrs.
Alan Levine East 3 yrs.
Eddie Smith East 5 yrs

Charter Commission Committees

Business Operations Committee

Chair: Tom Griscom

Member(s): Eddie Smith and Derwin Sisnett

Governance Committee

Chair: Alan Levine

Member(s): Chris Richards

Rules and Policy Committee

Chair: Terence Patterson

Member(s): David Hanson and Wendy Tucker

Career Opportunities

General Counsel

Accessing Public Records

Email: Charter.Commissionrecords@tn.gov

Please note the public records requests email address has a period in it. The address in the public records policy currently has a clerical error which will be updated.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Rules and Policy Committee Meeting | October 21, 2020 | 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Dial in: (415) 655-0003
Password: 171 324 5230.

Agenda
Minutes – July 1, 2020
Policy 1.200 - Commission Meetings
Policy 2.400 – Renewal Appeals and Renewal of Charter Agreements
Policy 2.500 – Charter School Revocation with Commission as Authorizer
Policy 4.200 – Core Authorizing Principles
Policy 4.300 – Charter Agreements
Policy 4.400 – Oversight and Evaluation
Policy 4.500 – Charter School Autonomy
Policy 4.600 – Charter School Intervention
Policy 4.700 – Charter School Performance Framework
Policy 4.800 – LEA as Sponsor

Recording

Charter Commission Meeting | October 28, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

To register to attend and indicate if you intend to provide a comment, please click here. Your registration must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. CT on the business day immediately preceding the meeting date. After your registration has been received, you will be sent instructions on how to join the call.

Dial-in: (415) 655-0003
Password: 171 577 1694

Agenda

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Public Rulemaking Hearing | September 16, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. CT

Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

Dial-in: 415-655-0003

Access Code: 161 314 0069

WebEx Link: here

If you plan to attend and would like to give a comment, we invite you to register here. The linked form gives you the option to either provide a written comment to be read during the meeting or indicate that you would like to give a verbal comment.

Agenda

Recording

To register to attend and indicate if you intend to provide a comment, please click here. Your registration must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. CT on the business day immediately preceding the meeting date. After your registration has been received, you will be sent instructions on how to join the call.

Agenda

Minutes of August 12, 2020

Materials:

Charter School Appeals Policies

Authorizing Policies

Performance Framework

Authorizer Presentation

BusinessOps Materials

Recording

To register to attend and indicate if you intend to provide a comment, please click here. Your registration must be received no later than 4:00 PM CT on the business day immediately preceding the meeting date. After your registration has been received, you will be sent instructions on how to join the call.

Agenda

Minutes

Recording

This meeting will not be accessible to the public in real time. The recording will be posted to the website after the conclusion of the meeting. Comments may be submitted here and will be read at the next Commission meeting.

Agenda

Minutes

Recording

To register to attend and indicate if you intend to provide a comment, please click here.  Your registration must be received no later than 4:00 PM CT on the business day immediately preceding the meeting date. After your registration has been received, you will be sent instructions on how to join the call.

Materials:

Appeals Rules

Public Records Requests Rules

Public Records Requests Policy

Dial-in: 415-655-0003
Access code: 161 646 1413

Agenda

Minutes from Meeting held on June 24, 2020

Recording

Agenda

Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

Appeals Rules

Recording

Minutes

To register to attend and indicate if you intend to provide a comment, please click here. When it is time to join the meeting, attendees can join via one of the following options:

1.      Click link to join via WebEx application on computer or smart phone (you may need to download the WebEx application): WebEx Meeting Link