April 19, 2013 Board Meeting
I. Consent Items (Voice Vote)
A. Adoption of Agenda
B. Approval of Minutes from February 1, 2013.
C. Tennessee School Bus Specifications
Consent reading of technical corrections relative ot school bus safety equipment.
II. Report Items
A. Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition
Recognition of schools with high poverty that demonstrate outstanding student achievement results.
B. Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition
Recognition of those Title I schools that ensure that all children have access to effective instructional strategies, challenging academic content, and high levels of student achievement.
III. Action Items (First Reading)
A. Approved High School Courses
First reading of the policy change that clarifies mathematics course substitutions.
B. Category III Non-Public School Approval Process, Rule
First reading of a rule clarifying approved regional accrediting agencies.
D. High School Equivalency Testing Program, Rule
First reading of a rule amendment relative to Adult Education high school equivalency certificates.
E. Differentiated Pay Plan Guidelines
First reading of modifications to the guidelines in accordance with T.C.A. § 49-3-306(h).
G. Special Education Guidelines and Standards
First reading of amendments regarding evaluations for specific learning disabilities.
H. Special Education Programs and Services, Rule
First reading of an amendment to the rules regarding the definition of an Individual Education Plan.
I. Teacher and Principal Evaluation
First reading of revisions to the policy regarding evaluator certification.
IV. Action Items (Final Reading)
A. Teacher Licensure Standards
Final reading of technical corrections to teacher licensure standards in various career and technical endorsement areas.
B. Career and Technical Education, Rule
Final reading of an update that aligns rules with adopted career clusters.
C. Work-Based Learning Guide of Policies and Procedures
Final reading of updates to the 2007 Work-Based Learning Guide of Policies and Procedures.
D. Identification of the Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools Policy
Final reading of definitions for Tier I and Tier II persistently lowest achieving schools.
F. Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS)
Final reading of updates and revisions to the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards.
G. Project COACH Conversion Scale
Final reading of adjustments to the score scale of the Project COACH teacher evaluation model.
H. State Agency Evaluations
Final reading of a policy amendment adding state agency schools to the current teacher evaluation policy.
I. Special Education Programs and Services Initial Evaluations, Rule
Final reading of a rule amendment regarding initial evaluations and initial programming.
V. Teacher License Actions
A. Gregory N. Alford – Restoration
B. Jennifer Dickey – Suspension, concurrent
C. Valerie Humphrey – Revocation
D. Dennis R. Kinnaird – Suspension, one (1) year, contingency
E. Louis J. Levine – Revocation
F. Peter Benjamin Natale – Revocation
G. This item was removed at the meeting
H. Thomas M. Roussin – Revocation, concurrent
I. Shaunica D. Scott -- Revocation
J. Shantell Shaw – Revocation
K. Byron J. Smith – Restoration
L. Felippia Turner-Kellogg – Revocation
M. Michael Williams – Formal Reprimand