The Tennessee State Board of Education must provide the consistency, transparency and the oversight that the public demands while ensuring that we maintain an environment of opportunity for all of Tennessee’s children from Memphis to Mountain City.
As part of the commitment the Tennessee State Board of Education hosts many different types of public meetings, ranging from workshops to official board meetings to local feedback sessions.
Quarterly meetings ensure rules and policies that impact students and educators are considered and implemented through a responsive and timely process. All meetings are posted publicly. Workshops and board meetings are live streamed to ensure access for those who cannot attend in person.
Meeting materials and videos are published online and archived for five years. Any meeting from 2018 onward can be found through the meetings calendar. To view materials from a meeting before 2018, visit the Pre-2018 Meetings Archive page.
Board meetings are quarterly meetings where the Board votes on proposed actions including rule and policy adoption, licensure disciplinary action and non-binding resolutions.
Workshops are quarterly meetings that occur on the day prior to the Board meeting. Workshops generally include more presentations, discussions and questions than Board meetings and often include information updates that do not require official action.
2018 Board workshops and meetings are listed below:
January 25, 2018 Workshop
January 26, 2018 Meeting
April 19, 2018 Workshop
April 20, 2018 Meeting
July 26, 2018 Workshop
July 27, 2018 Meeting
October 18, 2018 Workshop
October 19, 2018 Meeting
Local feedback sessions are meetings where Board members and staff meet with educators, parents, community members and other stakeholders to learn about the impact of policy on classrooms and gather feedback to inform future decision-making. If you are interested in hosting a feedback session please contact Nathan.James@tn.gov.