February 4, 2022 SBE Meeting

February 4, 2022


February 4, 2022

9:00 am


WebEx URL: https://bit.ly/3s50FTW Event number: 2315 377 5140 Event password: 5corevalues Phone: 415-655-0001 Access code: 2315 377 5140


I.             Consent Items

                A.            Adoption of Agenda

                B.            Minutes from October 29, 2021 SBE Meeting,
                               November 16, 2021 SBE Special Called Meeting
                               and January 27, 2022 Educator Preparation & Licensure
                               Study Committee Meeting

                C.           Staff Positions Approval    
                               Item to formally approve all staff positions as determined by the
                               Executive Director.

                D.           Licensure Discipline Settlement Approvals             
                               Item to approve settlements on several licensure actions as recommended by State Board attorneys.

 II.           Report Items

                A.           SBE Educator Preparation and Licensure Study Committee Meeting – January 27, 2022    
                               Study Committee Chair Lillian Hartgrove will provide an oral report on the discussion of the January 27, 2022 Educator                                         Preparation and Licensure Study Committee.

                B.           Appointment of Members to 2022 Study Committees   
                              Item to appoint State Board members to the study committees of the Board, including appointing Chairs of each study                                      committee.

 III.          Action Items (First Reading)

                A.          Personnel Policy 1.300    
                              First reading of item to update and clarify the Board’s processes regarding settlement authority.

                B.           Universal Student Screeners and State Adopted Benchmark Assessments Rule 0520-01-03-.15
                              First reading of item to establish a process for removing vendors from the approved screener list should they fail to meet                                  the requirements set forth in rule. 

                C.          School Attendance Policy 4.100
                             First reading of item to update the policy based on Public Chapter 116 of 2021.

                D.          Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators Policy 5.105   
                              First reading of item to remove a scheduled increase in required cut scores on the edTPA pedagogical assessment and                                        make other clerical revisions.

                E.          Civil Rights Compliance Rule 0520-12-04    
                              First reading of item to promulgate rules on the department’s Office of Civil Rights procedures to ensure compliance with                                  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

                F.           Educator Licensure Rule 0520-02-03 Sections -.05 & -.11    
                              First reading of item to revise licensure issuance, renewal, and advancement requirements for K-3 teachers pursuant to                                      the Literacy Success Act.  Revisions include requiring K-3 teachers to demonstrate knowledge and skills in foundational                                      literacy skills by submitting qualifying scores on an approved literacy assessment or completing approved professional                                        development activities.  The changes will apply to candidates beginning in August 2023.

                G.          Strategic Compensation Policy 5.600   
                              First reading of item to add clarification on the timeline by which vacancy data must be submitted to the Department of                                    Education for approval of differentiated pay plans.

                H.          Special Education Program & Services Rule 0520-01-09-.05 and -.15     
                              First reading of item to clarify evaluation timelines and meeting notification timelines for students with disabilities.

                I.            Career Exploration, Awareness, & Advising Course Standards    
                              First reading of item of revised course standards for Career Exploration and new course standards in Career Awareness,                                    and career Advising.  All courses have been created in collaboration with postsecondary faculty, industry representatives,                                  and middle school counselors.  These changes will go into effect for the 2022-23 school year.
                              Career Exploration                                        Career Awareness                            Career Advising & Plannning

IV.          Action Items (Final Reading)

               A.           LEA Teacher Training Program Rules 0520-02-07    
                              Final reading of new rule to establish requirements for LEA Teacher Training Programs pursuant to Public Chapter 571                                        (2021).   There has been one revision since first reading.

               B.           Statewide Dual Credit Course Approval – World History Course Standards   
                              Final reading of revisions to course standards for Statewide Dual Credit World History based on revisions provided by the                                  Tennessee Board of Regents.   There have been no changes to this item since first reading.

               C.           Special Education Programs and Services Rule 0520-01-09-.02, .23, and .24    
                              Final reading of item to add requirements for conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) and developing                                            Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) for students with disabilities.  This item also revises sections of the rule to align with                                        Public chapter 134 of the 2021 legislative session.  There have been changes to this item since first reading.

               D.           STEM/STEAM Standards Framework for Grades K-5   
                              Final reading of item to approve new and revised K-5 STEM/STEAM course standards which have been created in                                                  collaboration with postsecondary faculty, industry representatives, and K-5 teachers.  These changes will go into effect for                                  the 2022-23 school year.  There have been changes to this item since first reading.

               E.            Residential Mental Health Facilities Rule 0520-01-20    
                              Final reading of item to create new Residential Mental Health Facilities Rule pursuant to Public Chapter 589 of the 2021                                      legislative session.  The rule establishes procedures for approving educational programs or instructional services provided                                by out-of-state residential mental health facilities.   There have been changes to this item since first reading.

               F.            Charter School Authorizer Evaluations 2021 Outcomes      
                              First and final reading of item to approve the results of the annual charter authorizer evaluation process for Hamilton                                          County, Knox County, and Shelby County.

               G.           Educator Preparation Providers (EPP) and Specialty Area Program (SAP) Approvals   
                              First and final reading of EPP/SAP approval recommendations.
                              Austin Peay State University                                         Welch College
                              Belmont University                                                          Sumner County Schools
                              LeMoyne-Owen College

               H.           Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205   
                              First and final reading of item to add Statewide Dual Credit Course World History to the list of approved courses for high                                    schools to offer.

                I.            Textbook/Instructional Materials Waiver Requests:  Hawkins County (Virtual School) and Rutherford County (Adult High School)  
                              First and final reading of LEA requests for Textbook and Instructional Materials Waiver Requests.  

V.           Teacher License Actions

               A.           Austin Bowman – Revocation, Permanent  

               B.           Allison Carver – Suspension, 2 Years with Proof of Treatment

               C.           Dana Elliott – Suspension, 2 Years with Proof of Treatment

               D.          Bryan Glasner – Suspension, 2 Years with Professional Development

               E.          Bernadette James – Suspension, 1 Year Concurrent with Probation

               F.           Jacob Ray – Suspension, 3 Months with Professional Development

               G.          Joshua Rees – Revocation, Automatic, Permanent

               H.         Jared Whitby – Revocation, Automatic, Permanent

               I.          Crista White - Denial

VI.          Adjournment