May 31, 2019
Tennessee Board of Regents Board Room 1 Bridgestone Park Nashville, TN 37214
I. Consent Items (Voice Vote)
A. Adoption of Agenda
II. Action Items (First Reading)
A. Tennessee School Bus Specifications Policy 2.400
First reading to align current industry standards to increase the safety of school bus drivers and students by adding bus specifications for vehicles built after July 1, 2019 in accordance with National School Transportation and Procedures manual adopted by the 16th National Congress on School Transportation. Last updated 2012.
B. Category II Non-public School Accrediting Agencies, Rule 0520-07-02-.03
First reading to approve category II applicants.
C. Individualized Education Accounts, Rule 0520-01-11
First reading to clean up edits to make the rules consistent with state law. Makes clarifications to the definitions and processes in regards to account holder agreement, criminal background checks, student eligibility, and approved use of funds.
D. Educator Preparation Policy 5.504
First reading to make clarification to the participation of EPPS in a review and other changes and clarifications needed from recently approved emergency rule.
H. Charter School Renewal Policy 6.800
First reading to clarify the appeal process and reflect recent updates to State Board policy 2.500 and changes passed in the 111th General Assembly.
III. Action Items (Final Reading)
A. Professional Assessments Policy 5.105
Final reading to clarify expectations for out of state applicants’ use of the PLT or edTPA, and to align with the Educator Licensure and Educator Preparation Rules. There have been changes since first reading.
B. Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Policy 5.201
Final reading to update the appendix with additional achievement measure selections. There have been changes since first reading.
C. K-5 STEM Permanent Course
Final reading of a new STEM course for grades K-5. Districts have requested this course, so they can provide students with an opportunity to prepare for the 6-12 STEM courses. There have been no changes since first reading.;
D. Revisions to the Introduction & Appendix for the Social Studies Standards
Final reading to revise the Introduction and Appendix of the Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies. There have been changes since first reading.
E. High School Policy 2.103
Final reading to correct the alternate assessment language and to add criteria for developing credit accrual programs to eliminate barriers for students at risk of not graduating. There have been changes since first reading.
F. Educational Interpreters Policy 5.400
Final reading to repeal this item as requirements for educational interpreters have been included in the Employment Standards Rule. There have been no changes since first reading.
G. Court-Ordered Day Treatment Facilities, Rule 0520-01-15
Final reading to provide clarity for LEAs in regards to T.C.A. § 49-3-370 as it relates to funding of educational services to children in eligible court-ordered day treatment facilities. There have been minor changes since first reading.
H. Charter School Appeals Policy 2.500
Final reading to clarify certain aspects of the appeal process and to ensure clear alignment to State Board Rule 0520-14- 01-.02 and other State Board policies. There have been changes since first reading.
I. Charter School Application Review Policy 6.300
Final reading to clarify certain aspects of the appeal process and to ensure clear alignment to State Board Rule 0520-14- 01-.02 and other State Board policies. There have been minor changes since first reading.
J. Charter School Performance Framework
Final reading to reflect feedback gathered from our authorized charter schools and reflections after our first year as an authorizer. There have been changes since first reading.
K. Charter School Oversight and Evaluation Policy 6.500
Final reading to clarify aspects of the oversight and evaluation process, specifically within the requirements for data collection and analysis. There have been minor changes since first reading.
L. Charter School Quality Charter Authorizing Standards Policy 6.111
Final reading to include an update that reflects revised national quality authorizing principles. There have been no changes since first reading.
N. Charter School Local Education Agency (LEA) Policies
First and final reading of updates to the policies that govern Board-authorized charter schools.
Attendance Policy 6200 Promotion, Retention, Assessment & Grading Policy 4603
Adoption of Policies Policy 1100 Property Sales Policy 2403
Alternative Credit Options Policy 4209 Public Records Policy 1407
Application & Employment Policy 5106 Purchasing & Contracts Policy 2805
Background Investigations Policy 5118 Remands & Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority Policy
Bullying, Harrassment & Hazing Policy 6304 6317
Child Custody and Parental Access Policy 6209 Revenue & School Fees Policy 2400
Emergency Preparedness Policy 3202 School Admissions & Enrollment Policy 6206
English Learners Policy 4207 School Calendar Policy 1800
Expenses & Reimbursements Policy 2804 School Operating Budget Policy 2200
Homebound Instruction Policy 4206 Smoke Free Enrironment Policy 1803
Homeless Students Policy 6503 Substitute Teachers Policy 5701
Inventory & Equipment Policy 2702 Suspension, Expulsion, & Remand Policy 6316
Migrant Students Policy 6504 Test Security Policy 4701
Parent Involvement Policy 4502 Transportation Policy 3400
Payroll Procedures Policy 2802 Work-Based Learning Program Policy 4211
O. Educator Licensure, Rule 0520-02-03
Final reading of rule that incorporates educator licensure policy with updated and aligned requirements for all pathways. There have been changes since first reading in October 2018.
P. Charter School Amendments, Emergency Rule 0520-14-01-.06
First and final reading of an emergency rule to establish the timelines and appeal process for charter schools who wish to appeal a denial by the charter school authorizer of a petition to amend the charter agreement.
A. Nicholas Colbaugh – This item was removed at the Board meeting for harsher discipline
B. Billy Ray Duncan – This item was removed at the Board meeting
C. Chase Helton – Voluntary Surrender*
D. Walter Hite – Suspension, 3 Months Retroactive
E. Jermaine Johnson – Restoration
F. Melissa Lamb – Formal Reprimand
G. Martin McFarlane – Revocation, Automatic
H. Timothy Mercer – Revocation, Automatic, Permanent
I. Michael Miles – Voluntary Surrender
J. Jason Moore – Revocation, Automatic, Permanent
K. Larry Nidiffer – This item was removed at the Board meeting for harsher discipline
L. Leeona Oszust (Acuff) – This item was removed at the Board meeting for harsher discipline
M. Whitney Roberson – Formal Reprimand
N. Velita Smith – Voluntary Surrender
O. Emily Tubb – Restoration
P. Lonnie Vann – Revocation, Automatic*
Q. Jameka Ward – Revocation, Automatic
R. Michael Warwick – Revocation, Automatic, Permanent
S. Johnny Washington – Voluntary Surrender
T. Meghan Wilson – Revocation, Automatic
V. Teacher Licensure Actions – Appeal
A. Erin Knight