Information presented in these reports summarizes data provided by Tennessee school districts.Alternative education programs in Tennessee attempt to meet student’s educational, behavioral and social needs, while addressing the negative behaviors and attitudes that serve as a barrier to learning. The reports provide an overview of the nature and extent of these programs across the state. The information provided by districts will help guide the Advisory Council and the Department of Education in our continued efforts to improve the quality of alternative education in Tennessee.
Character education and conflict resolution programs support the social, emotional and moral development of our students while addressing the negative behaviors, attitudes and beliefs that frequently serve as a barrier to learning. The reports presented herewith provide an overview of the nature and extent of these programs in schools across the state.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-3404 provides that the Advisory Council for Alternative Education submit a feasibility study relating to the establishment of pilot alternative education programs in Tennessee. Transmitted herewith is the report authored by the Advisory Council in conjunction with Department staff. Information presented in this report summarizes qualitative data provided by other states funding alternative education and draws upon the experience of seasoned professionals in the field.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-703 provides that the Commissioner of Education annually report findings and recommendations concerning After School Educational Programs established under Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-701. The reports below provide a broad overview of the LEAPS program, as well as specific information regarding each grantee and the services provided.
The Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Act of 2007 provides that the Commissioner of Education report annually to the Governor and General Assembly "concerning the prevalence of violent and disruptive incidents in the public schools, and the effectiveness of school programs undertaken to reduce violence and assure the safety and security of students and school personnel.”
The reports below present an update on the Department of Education’s progress in implementing the provisions of the Act, a summary of available violent or serious incident data, and an overview of the promising strategies being implemented in Tennessee schools.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-4216 requires all local education agencies to annually report zero tolerance violations in the manner prescribed by the State Board of Education. Data collected is forwarded to the Office of Education Accountability for reporting to the Education Oversight Committee, the General Assembly, the Governor and the State Board of Education. Information collected in this report is also utilized to address reporting requirements under the Gun Free Schools Act and the State Board of Education’s Unsafe School Choice Policy as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Below you will find a copy of this reporting year's information.