T.C.A. § 49-1-302 requires the State Board to “develop and maintain current a master plan for thedevelopment of public education, kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12)...”
The State Board adopted a Master Plan in the 2015-16 school year that set both five-year goals and annual policy priorities. The 2019-20 Master Plan presented on final reading maintains that focus on five-year goals while also including updates to key policy levers for the upcoming year based on member priorities and staff input.
The Master Plan provides the State Board and all education stakeholders a lens through which they canexamine state-level efforts to determine whether or not policies and practices are preparing Tennessee’s children for workforce, post-secondary success, and citizenship.
The State Board will engage in a comprehensive review of progress toward the five-year goals during the 2019-20 school year and reset those goals for a new five-year period beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
Previous Master Plans