January 26, 2018
9:00 am CST
House Hearing Room (HHR) 2 1st Floor Cordell Hull Building 425 5th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243
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I. Consent Items (Voice Vote)
A. Adoption of Agenda
II. Action Items (First Reading)
A. Licensure Renewal Transition Policy 5.202
First reading to delete policy which is expired and no longer in
B. Career Ladder, Rule 0520-02-02
First reading of item to update the Career Ladder Rule. Chapter 214 of the Public Acts of 2013 eliminated any new career ladder payments but required the state board to develop guidelines, criteria and administrative rules as necessary to assure the payment of career ladder supplements to eligible recipients so long as they remain in positions in the public schools that qualify for such supplements. The rules were first updated in February 2014 and this item provides further clarification of those.
C. Teacher & Administrator Evaluation Policy 5.201
First reading of item to include a process for charter schools to propose an alternate observation model for use in teacher evaluation, update and clarify the process for assigning qualitative ratings, and clarify the number of observations required for teachers without a previous year's Level of Overall Effectiveness (LOE).
D. Course Approval
First reading of item to new and revised courses within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security and Marketing career clusters that better align with postsecondary pathways, incorporate added instructional rigor, and reflect the competitive employment demands of our state.
E. Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205
First reading of item to add Criminal Justice IV: Practicum and Supply Chain Management Practicum to the list of approved high school courses.
F. Charter School Application, Rule 0520-14-01-.01
First reading of item to update the rules for the charter school application process. The rules will establish consistent application practices across authorizers and set expectations for charter school applicants.
I. SBE LEA Policy Additions – Records Retention Policy 1408 and Test Security Policy 4701
First reading of item to update the policy manual governing Board-authorized charter schools by adding two new policies. Attachment 1 Attachment 2
L. License Denial, Formal Reprimand, Suspension, and Revocation Procedure Policy 5.501
First reading of item to update the License Denial, Suspension, and Revocation Procedure Policy to align with updated State Board rules on educator licensure discipline practices.
M. Special Education Programs and Services, Rule 0520-01-09-.15
First reading of item to update this rule to require school districts to provide parents a copy of a draft Individualized Education Program (IEP) at least 24 hours before a scheduled IEP meeting, if the school or district creates such a draft.
N. Learning Centered Leadership Policy 5.101
First reading to update reporting requirements for programs preparing instructional leaders. These requirements align with the Educator Preparation Policy.
III. Action Items (Final Reading)
A. 2017-18 Special Courses
Final reading of list of special courses that are part of a district’s course offering to be approved for one, three, or six years. There have been changes since first reading.
B. Course Approval
Final reading of new courses and revised course standards for courses within the Advanced Manufacturing, Business Management & Administration, Finance, Health Science, Human Services, Information Technology, and Marketing career clusters. There have been no changes since first reading.
C. High School Policy 2.103
Final reading of item to adopt an alternate academic diploma for students assessed on the alternate assessment and update requirements for graduation with distinction. There have been changes since first reading.
D. Administrative Rules: State Special Schools, Rule 0520-04-03
Final reading of item to update the criteria for admission to the Tennessee School for the Blind, Tennessee School for the Deaf, and West Tennessee School for the Deaf. There have been changes since first reading.
E. HIV/AIDS Policy for Students and Employees of Tennessee Public Schools, Policy 5.300
Final reading of item to update the HIV/AIDS Policy. There have been no changes since first reading.
F. Administration of Medication for Adrenal Insufficiency, Rule 0520-01-13
Final reading of item to set guidelines for the administration of medication for adrenal insufficiency in compliance with Public Chapter 84. There have been changes since first reading.
G. Administration of Medication in a School Setting Policy 4.205
Final reading of item to update Policy 4.205, formerly titled Guidelines for the Use of Healthcare Professionals and Health Procedures in a School Setting, to reflect the statutory requirements. There have been no changes since first reading. Attachment 1 Attachment 2
H. Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards (TN ELDS)
Final reading of item to update the Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards. There have been revisions since first reading based on stakeholder feedback. There have been changes since first reading.
I. Educator Licensure Policy 5.502
Final reading of item to add American Sign Language to the list of active endorsements that can be issued on a teaching license. A change since first reading allows charter school leaders to recommend charter school teachers for licensure advancement or renewal. There have been changes since first reading.
J. Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators Policy 5.105
Final reading of item to require that all initial licensure candidates submit a passing score on one of the Principles of Learning and Teaching tests if there is not an approved edTPA in the specialty area. In addition adds assessments for merican Sign Language endorsement. There have been changes since first reading.
K. Educator Preparation Policy 5.504
Final reading of item to update the formatting of the literacy standards to increase clarity and to add specialty area standards for American Sign Language.
L. Promotion and Retention Policy 3.300
Final reading of item to update the promotion and retention policy to focus on supporting student promotion rather than retention. Outlines requirements schools and districts must take prior to a retention decision. There have been changes since first reading.
M. Alternative Education Programs Policy 2.302
Final reading of item to update the policy to remove outdated information and include best practices for alternative schools. There have been changes since first reading.
N. Charter School Performance Framework
Final reading of updates to the State Board’s charter school performance framework to align it to the state’s new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act. There have been changes since first reading.
O. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance Policy 4.208
Final reading of an item to update the formatting of the Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance Policy to align with current Board practices. There have been no changes since first reading.
Q. New Component to the Basic Education Program (BEP)
Final reading to propose the addition of a new component for an academic interventionist to the BEP funding formula.
IV. Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Default Actions
A. TSAC Defaults
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).
S. This action was vacated
T. This action was vacated
VI. Election of Board Officers