T.C.A. § 49-1-302 requires the State Board to “develop and maintain current a master plan for the development of public
education, kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12)...”
The State Board adopted a Master Plan in the 2020-21 school year that set both five-year goals and annual policy priorities. The Master Plan is updated annually in July and maintains a focus on the five-year goals while also including updates to key action steps and policy levers for the upcoming year. State Board members and staff, as well as other to ensure alignment with state-level priorities and initiatives.
The Master Plan provides the State Board and all education stakeholders a lens through which they can examine
state-level efforts to determine whether or not policies and practices are preparing Tennessee’s children for workforce, post-secondary success, and citizenship.
Previous Master Plans