October 29, 2021
The University of Memphis UC Senate Chamber 499 University Street Memphis, TN 38152 WebEx link: https://bit.ly/3oG657V
Welcome & Introductions
I. Consent Items
A. Adoption of Agenda
II. Report Items
A. SBE Literacy Subcommittee – September 21, 2021
Subcommittee Chair Nate Morrow will provide an oral report on the discussion of the September 21, 2021 Literacy Subcommittee.
B. SBE Educator Preparation & Licensure Subcommittee Meeting – October 12, 2021
Subcommittee Chair Lillian Hartgrove will provide an oral report on the discussion of the October 12, 2021 Educator Preparation and Licensure Subcommittee.
III. Action Items (First Reading)
B. Statewide Dual Credit Course Approval – World History Course Standards
First reading of revisions to course standards for Statewide Dual Credit World History based on revisions provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
C. Special Education Programs and Services Rule 0520-01-09-.02, .23, and .24
First reading of item to add requirements for conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) and developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) for students with disabilities. This item also revises sections of the rule to align with Public Chapter 134 of the 2021 legislative session.
D. STEM/STEAM Standards Framework for Grades K-5
First reading of item to approve new and revised K-5 STEM/STEAM course standards which have been created in collaboration with postsecondary faculty, industry representatives, and K-5 teachers. These changes will go into effect for the 2022-23 school year.
E. Residential Mental Health Facilities Rule 0520-01-20
First reading of item to create new Residential Mental Health Facilities Rules pursuant to Public Chapter 589 of the 2021 legislative session. The rule establishes procedures for approving educational programs or instructional services provided by out-of-state residential mental health facilities.
IV. Action Items (Final Reading)
A. Repeal Charter School Performance Framework
Final reading of item to repeal the Charter School Performance Framework because these duties are being transferred to the Charter School Commission. There have been no changes to this item since first reading.
B. Repeal Charter Amendment and Appeals Rule 0520-14-01-.06
Final reading of item to repeal Rule 0520-14-01-.06 because these duties are being transferred to the Charter School Commission. There have been no changes to this item since first reading.
C. Charter School Governing Body Training Approval Rule 0520-14-01-.07
Final reading of item to revise certain requirements for charter school governing body training programs. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
D. School Board Training Rule 0520-01-02-.11
Final reading of item to revise certain requirements for local school board members’ training programs. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
E. Career & Technical Education (CTE) Courses and Standards
Final reading of item to revise course standards for several CTE career clusters. There have been changes to the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster, the Education and Training Career Cluster, and the Human Services Career Cluster since first reading.
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F. Organization and Administration of Schools Rule 0520-01-02-.31
Final reading of item to re-establish in rule the requirement for local boards of education to develop and maintain five-year strategic plans. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
G. Employment Standards for Additional Support Personnel Rule 0520-02-06-.04
Final reading of item to create multiple pathways for individuals to serve in the role of Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPAs). There have been changes to this item since first reading in February 2021.
H. Individualized Education Accounts (IEA) Rule 0520-01-11
Final reading of item to modernize and clarify rule language to ensure implementation of the Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program and to provide clarification on statutory requirements. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
I. English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs Rule 0520-01-19-.03 – Identification, Screening, and Service Delivery Final reading of item to update a change in WIDA’s kindergarten screening instrument. At the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, Tennessee LEAs will switch from using the current screener (W-APT) and start using the new screener (WIDA Screener for Kindergarten). There have been changes to this item since first reading.
J. School Health Policies Permanent Rule 0520-01-13-.01
Final reading of item to define requirements for temporary remote instruction for students who are quarantined due to a positive COVID-19 test or COVID-19 exposure in the 2021-22 school year. There have been minor clerical changes to this item since first reading.
K. Virtual Education Permanent Rule0520-01-03-.05
Final reading of item to revise the Virtual Education rule to define the purpose of virtual education programs offered by an LEA or public charter school. The rule ensures that schools have clear guidance on the difference between a virtual education program and a virtual school. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
L. Educator Licensure Permanent Rule 0520-02-03-.03 through .05 and .10 through .11
Final reading item to enact the licensure flexibilities created by Public Chapter 125 and 493. Revisions will describe how educators may use a professional license in another state to acquire a professional license in Tennessee without being required to pass assessments. This item also brings revisions to allow educators to use specific nationally recognized credentials to reactivate a Tennessee School Services Personnel license and presents revisions to create a licensure pathway for speech-language pathologist assistants (SLPAs). There have been changes to this item since first reading.
M. Civil Rights Compliance Rule 0520-12-04
Final reading of item to promulgate rules on the department’s Office of Civil Rights procedures to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
N. Project SEARCH Course Standards Approval
Final reading of item to approve the course standards for Project SEARCH, an internship program for students with disabilities. There have been minor clerical changes to this item since first reading.
O. Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205
First and final reading of item to add Project SEARCH to the Approved High School Course Policy upon course approval from the Board.
P. Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators Policy 5.105
First and final reading of item to postpone an increase in the required passing score on the edTPA from January 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023.
Q. Textbook and Instructional Materials Waiver Requests
First and final reading of LEA requests for Textbook and Instructional Materials Waivers.
R. 2020-21 State Identified Reward & Priority Exit Schools
First and final reading of 2020-21 Reward schools and schools exiting the Priority list.