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October 31, 2014 Board Meeting

I.        Consent Items (Voice Vote)

A.       Adoption of Agenda

B.       Approval of Minutes from July 25, 2014August 26, 2014, and September 22, 2014

C.       Guidance for Fiscal Analysis Impact
Consent consideration of a LEA fiscal impact analysis process in response to Public Chapter 882 of the 108th General Assembly.

D.       Personal Finance Employment Standards, Rule
This is a technical correction to codify a rule established in 2007 requiring personal finance teachers to complete a state approved training.

II.       Action Items (First Reading)

A.       Automatic Revocation, Rule
First reading of an amendment to the rule regarding automatic revocation, enumerating particular offenses that would result in automatic revocation or denial of a license.

B.       Uniform Grading Policy
First reading of a change to the Uniform Grading Policy that clarifies that LEAs can use the policy in grades PreK-8 as well as high school.

C.       Tennessee Community Schools Act Support
First reading of an amendment to the Professional Development Policy permitting teachers to receive in-service credit for parenting class instruction.

D.       Charter School Authorizer Policies – 6.800 and 6.900
First reading of policies governing charter schools relative to renewal and LEA-sponsored schools.

E.       Basic Training High School Course Credit, Policy and Rule
First reading of updated SBE Rule and policy to reflect Public Chapter 487 of the 108th General Assembly regarding awarding credit towards graduation for basic military training.

F.       Career Exploration Course Standards
First reading of standards for a new general/interdisciplinary CTE course on Career Exploration.

G.       Finance Course Standards
First reading of standards for revised courses in the Finance cluster.

H.       Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Course Standards
First reading of standards for revised courses in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics cluster.

I.        Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, & Communications Course Standards
First reading of standards for new and revised course standards in the Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, & Communications Cluster.

J.       Architecture and Construction Course Standards
First reading of standards for new and revised courses in the Architecture and Construction cluster.

K.       Hospitality & Tourism Course Standards
First reading of standards for new and revised courses in the Hospitality and Tourism cluster.

L.       Health Science Course Standards
First reading of standards for new and revised courses in the Health Science cluster.

M.      Information Technology Course Standards
First reading of standards for new and revised courses in the Information Technology cluster.

N.       Advanced Manufacturing Course Standards
First reading of standards for revised courses in the Advanced Manufacturing cluster.

O.       Work-Based Learning Course Standards
First reading of standards for revised Career Practicum course that includes credit for rigorous work-based learning experiences.

P.       Planning Time, Rule
First reading of a rule clarifying that planning time for teachers is individual, rather than group based.

III.      Action Items (Final Reading)

A.       State Board of Education Instructional Materials Review Template
Final reading of an optional tool LEAs may elect to use or modify to highlight the content of non-textbook reading assigned to students.

Attachment: Instructional Materials Review Template

B.       Algebra I Employment Standards, Policy & Rule
Final reading of revisions to the Algebra I employment standard to allow teachers who receive a passing score on a supplemental test in the content area approved for this purpose by the Department of Education or a one-year, two-year, or three-year TVAAS score of Level 5 in Algebra I in the 2011-12, 2012-13, or 2013-14 school year, and who have a license up to grade 8, to teach Algebra I at any level.

(Roll Call Vote) 

C.       List of State Approved Textbooks:  Mathematics, Section I
Final reading of the final list of approved textbooks and instructional materials for mathematics.

Attachment AAttachment B, Attachment CAttachment D

D.       Cursive Writing Standards
Final reading of standards related to the skill of cursive writing as per Public Chapter 781 of the 108th General Assembly.

E.       Work-Based Learning, Policy & Rule
Final reading of a policy and rule update to ensure that student experiences meet rigorous learning expectations as well as the safety and legal requirements for minors in the workplace.

(Roll Call Vote) 

F.       Educator Preparation Policy
Final reading of a policy for the approval of educator preparation providers (EPPs).  This policy incorporates the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards and adopts processes for the ongoing approval of specialty area programs based on annual reporting.

Attachment: Tennessee Educator Preparation Policy Clean Copy Without Markup

G.       Extended Use of School Buses, Rule
Final reading of a rule that aligns TCA § 49-6-2109 with Board Rule 0520-01-05-.01 relative to the years of service for school buses.

(Roll Call Vote) 

H.       Unsafe School Choice Policy
Final reading of a policy amendment replacing “battery” with “aggravated assault”.

Attachment: Unsafe School Choice Policy 4.202

I.        School Facilities, Rule
Final reading of an amendment deleting obsolete language relative to the role of the State Architect.

(Roll Call Vote) 

J.       Charter School Authorizer Policies
Final reading of new policies relative to the State Board’s role as a charter school authorizer.

K.       Charter School Performance Framework
Final reading of the performance framework by which charter schools authorized by the State Board of Education will be measured annually.

Attachment 1: Charter School Performance Framework

Attachment 2: Academic Framework- Technical Report and Definitions

L.       LEA Alternative Salary Schedules
Final reading of alternative salary schedules for Putnam County and Shelby County.

M.      2014-15 Annual Measurable Objectives
Final reading of 2014-15 Annual Measurable Objectives for Shelby County, new municipal districts and ASD.

Attachment 1: Annual Measurable Objectives Grades 3-8

Attachment 2: Annual Measurable Objectives Grades 9-12

Attachment 3: Annual Measurable Objectives District Gap Closure

N.       Educator Licensure Policy
Final reading of policy revision to extend use of the current middle grades 4-8 and special education modified program K-12 endorsements through 2018, instead of 2017.

Attachment: Educator Licensure Policy 5.502

IV.      Charter School Appeal Items

A.       Exalt Academy of Springfield
Final reading of the appeal by Exalt Academy of Springfield to the State Board of Education.

(Roll Call Vote)

B.       Piperton Charter Academy
Final reading of the appeal by Piperton Charter Academy to the State Board of Education.

(Roll Call Vote)   

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).

(Roll Call Vote)

VI.      Teacher License Actions (Roll Call Vote On All)

A. Jeremy Allen – Formal Reprimand

B. Kendall Bell – Revocation

C. Brian Berkowitz – Revocation

D. LaTorrence Bivens – Revocation

E. Laketa Bowles – Denial

F. Marcus Bragg – Revocation

G. Bernadette Buckhalter – Forma Reprimand

H. Ryan Burke – Revocation

 I. Dixie Cortez – Suspension, concurrent

J. April Dodd – Suspension, one (1) year, retroactive

K. Bethany Dyer – Revocation

L. Alex Evans – Revocation, concurrent

M. Sandra Farris – Formal Reprimand

N. Daryl Finley – Revocation, concurrent

O. Erica Griffin – Denial

P. Gary Hawkins – Revocation

Q. Darren Henrie – Revocation

R. Edward Hopkins – Formal Reprimand

S. Natalie Hunt – Suspension, one (1) year, with contingency

T. Sandra Ledford – Revocation

U. Gregory Matthews – Formal Reprimand, with contingency

V. Kerrie Miles – Suspension, three (3) years

W. Richard Brandon Rohr – Suspension, two (2) years, with contingency

X. Hilary Williams – Suspension, concurrent

Y. Mary Ann Williams – Revocation

VII.     Adjournment