State Board of Education
Location Changed to
525 Brick Church Park Drive
April 11, 2014
Welcome & Introductions
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)
A. Uniform Grading Policy
First reading of changes to the Uniform Grading Policy including guidance regarding calculation.
B. Uniform Grading Rule
First reading of changes to the Uniform Grading Rule including guidance regarding calculation.
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 3 Application - Catholic Diocese of Knoxville
Attachment 4 Application - Catholic Diocese of Nashville
Attachment 6 Application - National Lutheran School Accreditation
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.
Final reading of curriculum standards for a revised course in Information Technology.
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.
Q. Change of Name and Address, Rule (Roll Call Vote)
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 (Roll Call Vote)
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 (Roll Call Vote)
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).
VI. Teacher License Actions (Roll Call Vote On All)
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. Jadice Moore – Revocation
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
MEETING DATES FOR 2014:
July 25, 2014
October 31, 2014
State Board of Education
1th Floor – Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-1050
(615) 741-0371 FAX