October 23, 2015 Board Meeting
October 23, 2015 Board Meeting
I. Consent Items (Voice Vote)
A. Adoption of Agenda
B. Approval of Minutes from September 24, 2015
II. Action Items (First Reading)
First reading of revisions to existing course standards for Service Learning. Revised course standards align to
Tennessee State Standards for literacy in technical subjects and align with recent changes to SBE Rule
0520-01-03.06 and Policy 2.103.
First reading of proposal of JTG Course as a 3rd party vendor general elective course. JTG is an affiliate of Jobs
for America’s Graduates organization and is designed to assist students for postsecondary education and job
First reading of policy change that adds Jobs for Tennessee’s Graduates as a general elective course, and renames
course 11.1 as Service Learning to reflect the revised standards.
First reading of revisions to the portion of the school nutrition rule regarding special exemptions for infrequent
First reading of revisions to the teacher and principal evaluation policy that provide clarity around the process to
propose an alternative evaluation model. Other revisions provide technical corrections and greater clarity in the
First reading of updated Master Plan outlining the Board’s strategic priorities, focus areas, and goals.
First reading of special courses that are ready to move to permanent status after three years of annual review
III. Action Items (Final Reading)
Final reading of changes to the charter school performance framework that align it to Tennessee’s new
accountability system and make adjustments to existing indicators within academic performance.
Final reading of policy changes to include the conditions that may trigger interventions and the types of actions
and consequences that may ensue.
Final reading of a revised State Board of Education vision statement and strategic priorities.
D. List of State Approved Textbooks – Section A (Advanced Manufacturing, Human Services, Information Technology,
and Education and Training)
Final reading of list of textbooks. State law requires the State Board of Education to approve a list of textbooks
for adoption by school districts. The Department of Education, on behalf of the State Textbook and Instructional
Materials Quality Commission, is presenting the preliminary list of career and technical education textbooks and
instructional resources for acceptance by the State Board of Education. (Advanced Manufacturing,
Information Technology, Human Services, and Education & Training). There have been changes since first
Final reading of alternative salary schedule proposals from Hawkins and Union counties.
Final reading of rule change to align end-of-course examinations as a percentage of a student’s grade with Public
Chapter 256 which allow districts discretion over incorporating the test scores if the scores are not received at
least five instructional days before the scheduled end of school year.
Final reading of a policy change that will align the section of the SBE policy regarding end-of-course examinations
with Public Chapter 256 allows districts discretion over incorporating the test scores if the scores are not
received at least five instructional days before the scheduled end of school year.
Final reading of a course code to be added to the correlation of course codes document for those students who
enroll in the IEA program.
IV. Charter School Appeal Items
Final reading of the appeal by Connections Preparatory Academy to the State Board of Education.
Final reading of the appeal by International Academy of Excellence to the State Board of Education.
Final reading of the appeal by KIPP Nashville Middle to the State Board of Education.
Final reading of the appeal by KIPP Nashville Primary to the State Board of Education.
Final reading of the appeal by Rocketship Nashville #3 to the State Board of Education.
V. Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Default Actions
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).
A. Leslie Acree –Revocation
B. This item was pulled from the agenda at the beginning of the meeting
C. Gregory Doty – Denial of Application
D. Chris Fain – Formal Reprimand
E. Marco Flores – Revocation
F. Eric Good – Revocation
G. Angel Goodman – Revocation
H. Debra Sellars – Suspension, Concurrent
I. Thomas Tjornehoj – Formal Reprimand
J. Willie Whisman – Revocation
MEETING DATES FOR 2016:
January 29, 2016
April 15, 2016
July 22, 2016
October 21, 2016