April 11, 2014 Board Meeting
I. Consent Items (Voice Vote)
A. Adoption of Agenda
B. Approval of Minutes from January 31, 2014
II. Report Items
A. Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition
Recognition of Tennessee schools that demonstrated outstanding student achievement results.
B. Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition
Recognition of Title I schools with positive student achievement results.
C. Occupational Endorsement Additions to Endorsement List
An update on new endorsements related to CTE to be added to the endorsement list on the Tennessee Department of Education educator licensing webpage.
III. Action Items (First Reading)
C. Occupational Diploma, Rule
First reading of rule change adding specifications for an occupational diploma as required by TCA §49-6-6001(g).
D. Category II Non-Public School Accrediting Agencies
First reading of the applications for renewal of the various agencies approved to operate Category II Non- Public Schools.
Attachment 1 Application - Association of Christian Schools International
Attachment 2 Application - Association of Classical and Christian Schools
Attachment 3 Application - Catholic Diocese of Knoxville
Attachment 4 Application - Catholic Diocese of Nashville
Attachment 5 Application - Mississippi Association of Independent Schools
Attachment 6 Application - National Lutheran School Accreditation
Attachment 7 Application - Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
Attachment 8 Application - Tennessee Association of Christian Schools
Attachment 9 Application - Tennessee Association of Non-public Academic Schools
Attachment 10 Application - E.A. Sutherland Education Association
Attachment 11 E.A. Sutherland Education Association Letter
E. Advance Placement Course Update to Board Policy 3.205
First reading of update to SBE Policy 3.205 to reflect Advanced Placement course offerings of the College Board and to align footnotes in the academic portion of Policy 3.205 with the Career and Technical Education updates that were approved on final reading at the January 2014 SBE meeting.
G. Substitute Teacher Compensation, Rule
First reading of a rule that deletes obsolete language related to payments for substitute teachers.
IV. Action Items (Final Reading)
E. Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications Course Standards
Final reading of curriculum standards for Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications and includes both new and revised courses.
G. Architecture & Construction Course Standards
Final reading of curriculum standards for Architecture and Construction and contains both new and revised courses.
H. Finance Course Standards
Final reading of curriculum standards for a revised course in Banking and Finance.
L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Course Standards
Final reading of curriculum standards for Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security and contains both new and revised courses.
M. Manufacturing Course Standards
Final reading of curriculum standards for a revised manufacturing course.
N. Marketing Course Standards
Final reading of curriculum standards for revised marketing courses.
O. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Course Standards
Final reading of curriculum standards for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and contains both new and revised courses.
P. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Course Standards
Final reading of curriculum standards for Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics and contains both new and revised courses.
Q. Change of Name and Address, Rule
Final reading of rule amendment requiring those who hold a teaching license to notify the Office of Educator Licensing if they change their name or address within 30 days.
T. LEA Alternative Salary Schedules
Final reading of locally approved alternative salary schedules for Fentress County, Gibson County Special, Kingsport City, Rutherford County, and Wilson County school districts.
U. State Attendance Guidelines, Rule
Final reading of guidelines for attendance as required by T.C.A. §49-6-3002(a).
V. 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).
A. Aimee Cooley – Revocation, concurrent
B. Michael D. Droese – Revocation
C. Essam Elia – Denial
D. Sarah Jo Frost – Suspension, one (1) year, with contingency
E. Steve Holmes – Revocation
F. LaVar Jernigan – Revocation
G. Terry Long – Revocation, concurrent
H. This item was vacated
I. Amariah Robb – Suspension, three (3) years, with contingency
J. William Howard Scudder – Suspension, one (1) year, with contingency
K. James Ray Williams – Revocation
L. Nicholas Wooster – Revocation, concurrent