November 5, 2019 Charter School Appeal Hearing for The Gentlemen and Ladies STEM Academy

November 5, 2019


November 5, 2019

11:00 am


TLA Room W116 2485 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38112


11:00 a.m. CT          Call to Order                       Dr. Sara Morrison, Hearing Officer,
                                   Introduction                        Executive Director, Tennessee State
                                                                                  Board of Education

                                    Shelby County                   Bradley Leon, Chief of Strategy and
                                    Schools                               Performance Management
                                    (15 min.)                             Brittany Monda, Director of Charter
                                   The Gentlemen                  W. Earl LeFlore Jr, Sponsor
                                   and Ladies STEM                Kenya Johnson, Board Chair
                                   Academy                              Dr. Tavis Wade, School Leader                                                                          
                                   (15 min.)                               W. Earl LeFlore Sr., Board Member

                                   State Board                          Dr. Sara Morrison, Hearing Officer,
                                   Questions                             Executive Director, Tennessee State Board of Education
                                   (15 min.)                                                             

                                   Public Comments               Names of those who signed up will be called.
                                   (Up to 30 min.)                     Please state name and affiliation.

                                   Closing                                   Shelby County Schools (10 min.)
                                   (20 min.)                                The Gentlemen and Ladies STEM Academy (10 min.)


REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: If you wish to make a public comment during the public hearing, you must sign up prior to the public hearing date. Each individual who signs up will receive two (2) minutes to comment. You can sign up to comment by completing this online form OR by calling the State Board of Education offices at (615) 741-2966 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT. The sign up for public comment will close at 12:00 p.m. CT on Monday, November 4, 2019 or when fifteen (15) individuals have signed up. Only those individuals who have signed up by the deadline may speak during the public hearing.

NOTE:  In lieu of making a public comment during the hearing, written comments may be submitted online, given to a member of the State Board staff before or after the hearing, or mailed, emailed, or faxed to:

                                Tennessee State Board of Education
                                Attn:  The Gentlemen and Ladies STEM Academy                                           
                                5th Floor, Davy Crockett Tower
                                500 James Robertson Parkway
                                Nashville, TN  37243
                                FAX: (615) 741-0371

Written comments must be received by the State Board of Education by 4:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to be considered. 
All comments provided to the State Board of Education will be weighed equally. Further information is available on the State Board’s website: