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April 20, 2018 SBE Meeting

April 20, 2018

Event

April 20, 2018

9:00 am CDT


Location

Tennessee Higher Education Commission Board Conference Room 18th Floor - Parkway Towers 404 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243

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I.             Consent Items (Voice Vote)

               A.            Adoption of Agenda

               B.            Approval of Minutes from January 26, 2018

               C.            KIPP Nashville Primary Charter Agreement Amendment #1 
                               Attachment                           

II.            Report Items

               A.            Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition
                               Report on the Tennessee 2017 Title I Distinguished Schools.

III.           Action Items (First Reading)

               A.            Course Approval
                               First reading of three new statewide dual credit courses, Statewide Dual Credit Criminal Justice, Statewide Dual Credit Pre-                                 Calculus, Statewide Dual Credit Statistics.  These courses have gone through the three-year development process to                                             ensure the learning objectives and challenge exam questions meet current postsecondary expectations across the state.

               B.             Administrative Rules & Regulations - Employment Standards, Rule 0520-01-02-.03
                                First reading of item to remove the CTE Director Matrix requirement which is a duplication of reporting efforts from CTE                                     administrators for the employment standard.

                C.            English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Policy 3.207
                                First reading of item to make some minor wording clarifications.

                 D.            Educator Preparation, Rule 0520-02-04
                                First reading of a rule regarding educator preparation, including requirements for reporting on, monitoring, and
                                approving educator preparation programs.

                 E.            Educator Preparation Policy 5.504
                                First reading of of item to update Educator Preparatoin Polcy to include requirements for leader preparation programs.

                 F.            Educator Licensure Policy 5.502
                                First reading of item to revise licensure requirements for out-of-state teachers and to adjust the number of professional
                                development points various activities can ear.

                G.            K-8 Computer Science Standards
                                 First reading of standards for K-8 computer science instruction

                 H.            Charter Schools - Annual Authorizer Fee, Rule 0520-14-01-.05
                                 First reading of item to align authorizer fee practices to the 2017 High Quality Charter Schools Act.

                  I.           Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards Policy 5.106
                                First reading of item to move the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards to its own policy and to make updates to                                  the standards, which were previously included in the Learning Centered Leadership Policy.

                 J.            School Attendance Policy 4.100
                               First reading of item to update policy to address circumstances under which students particpating in a school-approved                                     off-campus activity may be counted as present.

                 K.           District & School Improvement Planning Policy 2.101
                               First reading of item to update policy to align with new state and federal requirements for school improvement planning.

                 L.            Charter School Authorizing Mission Policy 6.100
                                First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality                                                      authorizing  standards.

                M.           Charter School Revocation Policy 6.110
                                First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality                                                       authorizing  standards.

               N.             Charter School Core Authorizing Principles Policy 6.200
                                First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality                                                       authorizing standards.

              O.             Charter School Application Review Policy 6.300
                                First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality                                                       authorizing standards.

               P.            Charter School Agreements Policy 6.400
                              First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality authorizing                                standards.

              Q.            Charter School Oversight and Evaluation Policy 6.500
                              First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality authorizing                                standards.

              R.            Charter School Autonomy Policy 6.600
                             First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality authorizing                               standards.

              S.            Charter School Intervention Policy 6.700
                             First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality authorizing                                standards.

             T.            Charter School Renewal Policy 6.800
                             First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality authorizing                              standards.

             U.            Charter School LEA as Sponsor Policy 6.900
                             First reading of item to update the policy to align it with current statute and practice and the Tennessee quality authorizing                                standards.

             V.            Administrative Rules & Regulations - Homebound Instruction for Pregnant Students, Rule 0520-01-02-.10
                            First reading of rule to align with a recently approved bill that requires LEAs to establish a homebound instruction program                                of at least three hours per week for all students who qualify.

             W.           Uniform Grading Policy 3.301
                            First reading of item to further clarify the procedures for awarding additional weighting and/or quality points for students                                    who have completed early postsecondary courses.

IV.          Action Items (Final Reading)

              A.            Licensure Renewal Transition Policy 5.202
                             Final reading to delete policy which is expired and no longer in use.  There have been no changes since first reading.

              B.            Learning Centered Leadership Policy 5.101
                             Final reading to update reporting requirements for programs preparing instructional leaders. These requirements align                                      with the Educator Preparation Policy.  There have been no changes since first reading.             

              C.            Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) Unit and Specialty Area Program (SAP) Approvals
                              Final reading to recommend four EPPs for full approval after comprehensive review (Southern Adventist, TSU, Vanderbilt,                                  and Martin Methodist).

               D.           Career Ladder, Rule 0520-02-02
                              Final reading of item to update the Career Ladder Rule. Chapter 214 of the Public Acts of 2013 eliminated any new
                              career ladder payments but required the state board to develop guidelines, criteria and administrative rules as necessary                                  to assure the payment of career ladder supplements to eligible recipients so long as they remain in positions in the public                                  schools that qualify for such supplements. The rules were first updated in February 2014 and this item provides further                                      clarification of those.  There have been no changes since first reading.

              E.            Teacher & Administrator Evaluation Policy 5.201
                              Final reading of item to include a process for charter schools to propose an alternate observation model for use in teacher                                evaluation, update and clarify the process for assigning qualitative ratings, and clarify the number of observations                                                required for teachers without a previous year's Level of Overall Effectiveness (LOE).

             F.             Course Approval 
                             Final reading of item to new and revised courses within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security and Marketing                                       career clusters that better align with postsecondary pathways, incorporate added instructional rigor, and reflect the                                             competitive employment demands of our state.  Also final reading of the TN Student Success general education elective                                     course.

              G.            Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205
                              Final reading of item to add Criminal Justice IV: Practicum and Supply Chain Management Practicum to the list of approved                                high school courses. 

               H.            Charter Schools - Approval of a Charter School, Rule 0520-14-01-.01
                               Final reading of item to update the rules for the charter school application process. The rules will establish consistent                                          application practices across authorizers and set expectations for charter school applicants.   There have been no changes                                  since first reading.

              I.               Coordinated School Health Program Policy 4.204
                               Final reading of item to update policy to align with current law and practice.

              J.               Health Education & Lifetime Wellness Standards
                               Final reading of item to revise health education standards to include information on the prevention of opioid abuse.                                             There have been no changes since first reading.

               K.             SBE Charter School LEA Policy Additions – Records Retention Policy 1408 and Test Security Policy 4701
                               Final reading of item to update the policy manual governing Board-authorized charter schools by adding two new policies.                                 There has been one minor change to Policy 4701 since first reading.  Policy 1408

               L.             SBE Charter School LEA Policy Revision
                                Final reading of updates  to the policies that govern Board-authorized charter schools.

              M.            Quality Charter Authorizing Standards Policy 6.111
                               Final reading of proposed charter school authorizing standards as required by the Tennessee High-Quality Charter                                               Schools Act.  There have been no changes since fist reading.

             N.             Charter School Appeals Policy 2.500
                               Final reading of updates to the policy governing the State Board’s charter school appeals process.

             O.             License Denial, Formal Reprimand, Suspension, and Revocation Procedure Policy 5.501
                              Final reading of item to update the License Denial, Suspension, and Revocation Procedure Policy to align with updated                                        State Board rules on educator licensure discipline practices.

             P.             Special Education Programs and Services - Parent Participation, Rule 0520-01-09-.15
                             Final reading of item to update this rule to require school districts to provide parents a copy of a draft Individualized                                             Education Program (IEP) at least 48 hours before a scheduled IEP meeting, if the school or district creates such a draft.

             Q.            Charter Schools - Enrollment, Rule 0520-14-01-.04
                             Final reading of item to make one revision at the request of the General Assembly's Joint Government Operations                                                Committee.

              R.           High School Policy 2.103 
                             Final reading of an item to increase distrist flexibility in including 2017-18 EOC scores in students' grades.

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).

VI.          Teacher License Actions

               A.            This item was removed from the agenda during the meeting

               B.            This item was removed from the agenda during the meeting   
                                                 
               C.            Jammie Castleman – Revocation

               D.           This item was removed from the agenda during the meeting

               E.            Jason Hunt – Revocation 

               F.            Stanley Jones – Suspension, Two (2) Years,  Retroactive  

               G.           Alfred Lloyd – Revocation   

               H.           Dianne Lowery – Revocation   

                I.            Angela Martin – Revocation, Permanent  

                J.            Pamela McClanahan – Suspension, One (1) Year  

               K.           Elizabeth McIntyre – Suspension, Two (2) Years, Retroactive  

               L.            John Thomas Mullinicks – Revocation, Automatic

VII.          Adjournment