Public Notices

General Notices

Notice of BEP Task Force Meeting 

The task force charged with studying Tennessee’s state education funding formula will meet on Monday, October 27 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. CDT in the Executive Conference Room of the State Capitol. This meeting is open to the public.

For more information about the task force, please see the press release announcing its formation. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Fiveash.For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Ball.

Invitation to Submit Evidence-Based Whole-School Reform Strategies

The United States Department of Education USED is inviting strategy developers and other entities and individuals to submit evidence-based whole-school reform strategies for review and identification for use by local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving funds under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. The link below is provided to entities and individuals who may be interested in submitting evidence-based strategies:

Public Review of Math Textbooks

The math textbooks that are being considered for state approval should now be available for public review at the ten district collection sites across Tennessee (view the list of collection sites and locations here).

Those interested in reviewing the textbooks should contact the director of the textbook collection site in their area. Comments on the textbooks can be submitted in paper form at the collection site or online here. All public comments received by July 15, 2014 will be shared with publishers and considered in the math state textbook review process. If submitting public comments in hard copy, the public feedback form should be sent by July 15, 2014 to Monty Wilson, Deputy Director of Content and Resources, Tennessee Department of Education, 11th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0379.

Waiver Requests

TDOE Requests for Public Comment

Approved LEA and Charter School Waiver Requests

Approved LEA Teacher Employment Standard Waivers

Pursuant to Tennessee State Board of Education Rule 0520-01-02-.03, "a teacher may teach up to two sections of one course outside the area of endorsement. For a teacher to teach more than one course or more than two sections of one course outside the area of endorsement, an employment standard waiver must be requested and approved." Employment standard waivers granted by the department of education are posted here by district, the teacher's last name and first initial, and date of approval.

Last Update: November 24, 2014