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April 11, 2014 Board Meeting

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 1 Application - Association of Christian Schools International
                      Attachment 2 Application - Association of Classical and Christian Schools
                      Attachment 3 Application - Catholic Diocese of Knoxville
                      Attachment 4 Application - Catholic Diocese of Nashville
                      Attachment 5 Application - Mississippi Association of Independent Schools
                      Attachment 6 Application - National Lutheran School Accreditation
                      Attachment 7 Application - Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
                      Attachment 8 Application - Tennessee Association of Christian Schools
                      Attachment 9 Application - Tennessee Association of Non-public Academic Schools
                      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.                                    

           F.       Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Course Standards
                    First reading of curriculum standards for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

          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)

           A.       Special Courses Offered for Three or More Years
                      Final reading of the list of special courses that have been taught three or more years in local districts.

           B.       High School Social Studies Courses
                      Final reading of approved social studies courses based upon recently approved social studies curriculum                                  standards.

           C.       High School Mathematics Course Standards 
                      Final reading of curriculum standards for mathematics courses other than those addressed in the Common                            Core State Standards.

                      Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205 section 7, Mathematics Updated Language Attachment.

           D.       Early English Language Development (E-ELD) Standards
                      Final reading of English language standards for children age two and a half to five and a half years old.

                      Attachment: Letter from Dean Rutledge, UTC

           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.

           F.        Business Management & Administration Course Standards 
                      Final reading of curriculum standards for revised Business Management and Administration courses.

           G.       Architecture & Construction Course Standards
                      Final reading of curriculum standards for Architecture and Construction and contains both new and revised                              courses.

           H.       Finance Course Standards
                      Final reading of curriculum standards for a revised course in Banking and Finance.

           I.        Government & Public Administration Course Standards
                     Final reading of curriculum standards for new courses in Government and Public Administration.

           J.        Health Sciences Course Standards 
                     Final reading of curriculum standards for Health Sciences and contains both new and revised courses.

           K.       Information Technology Course Standards
                     Final reading of curriculum standards for a revised course in Information Technology.

           L.        Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Course Standards
                      Final reading of curriculum standards for Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security and contains both new                          and revised courses.

           M.       Manufacturing Course Standards
                       Final reading of curriculum standards for a revised manufacturing course.

            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.

           P.        Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Course Standards
                      Final reading of curriculum standards for Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics and contains both new                              and revised courses.

           Q.       Change of Name and Address, Rule 
                       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.

           R.        Teacher License Advancement and Renewal
                       Final reading of an action to rescind portions of Policy 5.502 relative to renewal and advancement of teaching                           licenses in order to consider other options.

           S.        Educator Licensure, Praxis Changes, Policy
                      Final reading of revised and updated teacher licensing examinations including new passing scores.

          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 
                     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 
                      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.       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

VII.     Adjournment