January 30, 2015 Board Meeting

  Welcome & Introductions

 

I.        Consent Items (Voice Vote)

A.       Adoption of Agenda

B.       Approval of Minutes from October 31, 2014

C.       Teacher and Principal Evaluation Policy
Consent consideration of policy change to comply with existing law regarding disagreements between evaluator and educator being evaluated over 15% student achievement measure.

D.       2014-15 Special Courses 
Consent consideration of 2014-15 special courses

E.       Special Courses Offered for Permanent Status
Consent consideration of special courses offered by LEAs for three or more years, to be approved for permanent status.

 

II.       Action Items (First Reading)

A.       Charter School Authorizer Policy – 6.110:  Charter School Revocation
First reading of a policy governing charter school revocation.

B.       Architecture and Construction Course Standards
First reading of updated standards in the Architecture and Construction cluster.

C.       Business Management and Administration Course Standards
First reading of updated standards in the Business Management and Administration cluster.

D.       Marketing Course Standards
First reading of updated standards in the Marketing cluster.

E.       Career & Technical Education Course Lists in Board Policy 3.205
First reading of changes to the career & technical education course list and advanced placement course list in Board Policy 3.205, to go into effect for the 2015-16 school year.

F.       Cambridge International Education Programme
First reading of item to approve Cambridge courses as satisfying Tennessee graduation requirements.

Attachment 1-Cambridge Programme Pathways to TN Diploma

Attachment 2-Rule 0520-01-03

Attachment 3-Tennessee Colleges and Universities Credit List

Attachment 4-Tennessee Cambridge Course List

G.       High School Math Pilot
First reading of a pilot for a Non-STEM Algebra II Course.

 

III.      Action Items (Final Reading)

A.       Automatic Revocation, Rule
Final reading of an amendment to the rule regarding automatic revocation, enumerating particular offenses that would result in automatic revocation or denial of a license.

(Roll Call Vote)

B.       Uniform Grading Policy
Final reading of a change to the Uniform Grading Policy that clarifies that LEAs can use the policy in grades PreK-8 as well as high school.

C.       Tennessee Community Schools Act Support
Final reading of an amendment to the Professional Development Policy permitting teachers to receive in-service credit for parenting class instruction.

D.       Charter School Authorizer Policies – 6.800 and 6.900
Final reading of policies governing charter schools relative to renewal and LEA-sponsored schools.

E.       Basic Training High School Course Credit, Policy and Rule
Final reading of updated SBE Policy and Rule to reflect Public Chapter 487 of the 108th General Assembly regarding awarding credit towards graduation for basic military training.

(Roll Call Vote) 

F.       Career Exploration Course Standards
Final reading of standards for a new general/interdisciplinary CTE course on Career Exploration.

G.       Finance Course Standards
Final reading of standards for revised courses in the Finance cluster.

H.       Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Course Standards
Final reading of standards for revised courses in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics cluster.

I.        Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, & Communications Course Standards 
Final reading of standards for new and revised course standards in the Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, & Communications Cluster.

J.       Architecture and Construction Course Standards
Final reading of standards for new and revised courses in the Architecture and Construction cluster.

K.       Hospitality & Tourism Course Standards
Final reading of standards for new and revised courses in the Hospitality and Tourism cluster.

L.       Health Science Course Standards
Final reading of standards for new and revised courses in the Health Science cluster.

M.      Information Technology Course Standards
Final reading of standards for new and revised courses in the Information Technology cluster.

N.       Advanced Manufacturing Course Standards
Final reading of standards for revised courses in the Advanced Manufacturing cluster.

O.       Work-Based Learning Course Standards
Final reading of standards for revised Career Practicum course that includes credit for rigorous work-based learning experiences.

P.       Planning Time, Rule
Final reading of a rule clarifying that planning time for teachers is individual, rather than group based.

(Roll Call Vote) 

Q.       Professional Education Unit and Specialty Area Program Approvals
Final reading of recommendations for approval or approval with stipulations for five professional education units and their specialty area programs.

R.       Instructional Leader Preparation Program Approvals 
Final reading of recommendations for approval or conditional approval for 20 instructional leader preparation programs.

 

IV.      Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Default Actions

A.       TSAC Defaults

(Roll Call Vote) 

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 T.C.A. 49-5-108(d)(2).

 

V.       Teacher License Actions

(Roll Call Vote on All)

A. Ronnie Bray – Formal Reprimand

B. Robert Campbell – Suspension, two (2) years retroactive

C. Rebecca Cassel – Suspension, one (1) year

D. Dustin Cox – Suspension, concurrent

E. Angie Dickerson – Formal Reprimand

F. Danial Doyle – Revocation

G. Donna Harvey-Lacey – Suspension, one (1) year, retroactive

H. Kristen Seay – Suspension, one (1) year, retroactive

I. Leon Tolley – Suspension, concurrent

J. Leann Walker – Suspension, one (1) year, retroactive

 

VII.     Adjournment