The Tennessee State Board of Education must provide the consistency, transparency, and oversight that the public demands while ensuring that we maintain an environment of opportunity for all of Tennessee’s children from Memphis to Mountain City.
As part of the commitment the Tennessee State Board of Education hosts many different types of public meetings, ranging from workshops to official board meetings to local feedback sessions.
Quarterly meetings ensure rules and policies that impact students and educators are considered and implemented through a responsive and timely process. All meetings are posted publicly. Workshops and board meetings are live streamed to ensure access for those who cannot attend in person.
Meeting materials and videos are published online and archived for five years. Use the Meetings Calendar to view upcoming meeting materials. Any past meeting materials can be found through the Meetings Archive.
Board meetings are quarterly meetings where the Board votes on proposed actions including rule and policy adoption, licensure disciplinary action, and non-binding resolutions.
Workshops are quarterly meetings that occur on the day prior to the board meeting. Workshops generally include more presentations, discussions, and questions than board meetings They often include information updates that do not require official action.
2019 Board workshops and meetings are listed below:
January 8, 2019 Conference Call Meeting
February 7, 2019 Workshop
February 8, 2019 Meeting
April 2, 2019 Conference Call Meeting
May 30, 2019 Workshop
May 31, 2019 Meeting
July 25, 2019 Workshop
July 26, 2019 Meeting
September 18, 2019 Conference Call Meeting
October 28, 2019 Conference Call Meeting
November 14, 2019 Workshop
November 15, 2019 Meeting
Local feedback sessions are meetings where Board members and staff meet with educators, parents, community members and other stakeholders to learn about the impact of policy on classrooms and gather feedback to inform future decision-making. If you are interested in hosting a feedback session, please contact Nathan.James@tn.gov.