Policies

In its role as the policy making body for Tennessee system of K-12 public education, the State Board votes on policies and guidance at its regularly scheduled meetings.  The following policies are those that have been approved by the Board on final reading and do not reflect any policies currently under review or approved on first reading. 

Number Policy Adopted/Revised
Board Operations    
1.000 Mission Statement 4/15/2005
1.001 Goals and Objectives 4/15/2005
1.200 Board Members 8/18/2005
1.300 Personnel  
1.400 Board Meetings 7/24/2015
Operation of Public Schools    
2.101 School Improvement Planning 10/25/1998
2.102 Middle Grades Policy 10/15/1998
2.103 High School Policy  12/15/2016
2.300 School Safety Policy - Repealed 1/27/2017
2.301 Two-way Communication Devices - Repealed 1/27/2017
2.302 Model for Alternative Schools 8/22/2008
2.304 Earthquake Plan - Repealed 1/27/2017
2.400 Tennessee Schools Bus Specifications (for build date after July 1, 2012)
Tennessee Schools Bus Specifications (for build date after July 1, 2008)
Tennessee Schools Bus Specifications (for build date after July 1, 2005)
7/1/2012
11/2/2007
7/1/2005
2.401 Used School Bus Specifications (for build date January 1999 to June 2005) 1/31/1999
2.500 Charter School Appeals Policy 4/15/2016
Instructional Program    
3.100 Early Childhood Education 10/21/2005
3.103 Early Childhood Early Learning Development Standards 8/26/2004
3.201 Special Courses 1/27/2017
3.203 Guidelines for Out of School Experiences - Repealed 1/27/2017
3.205 Approved High School Courses 1/27/2017
3.206 Special Education Caseload and Class Size 4/26/2002
3.207 ESL Program Policy 7/22/2016
3.208 Distance Learning and e-learning 2/1/2013
3.209 Standards Review 7/24/2015
3.300 Promotion and Retention 4/25/1986
3.301 Uniform Grading Policy 10/14/2016
Students    
4.100 School Attendance Policy 1/27/2017
4.201 Model Drug Testing Policy 1/27/2017
4.202 Unsafe School Choice Policy 7/24/2015
4.203 Uniform Clothing 1/29/1997
4.204 Guidelines for School Health Programs 1/31/2000
4.205 Guidelines for Use of Healthcare Professionals 1/31/2003
4.206 Physical Activity 10/14/2016
4.207 Parent/Family Involvement and Community Schools 7/24/2015
4.208 Guidelines for Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance 1/31/2002
4.209 Mental Health Standards and Guidelines 7/31/2009
4.210 Migrant Education Student Records Exchange Policies and Procedures 7/27/2012
Personnel    
5.101 Tennessee Learning Centered Leadership 1/27/2017
5.103 School Counseling Model and Standards Policy 10/14/2016
5.105 Professional Assessments 10/14/2016
5.200 Professional Development 7/27/2012
5.201 Teacher and Principal Evaluation Policy 10/14/2016
5.202 Licensure Renewal Transition Policy 10/25/2013
5.300 HIV/AIDS Policy for Students and Employees 8/18/2005
5.400 Educational Interpreters 4/15/2016
5.500 License Restoration Applications 7/24/2015
5.501 License Denial, Suspension and Revocation Procedure 10/19/2012
5.502 Educator Licensure Policy 1/27/2017
5.504 Educator Preparation Policy 1/27/2017
Charter Schools    
  Charter School Performance Framework 10/23/2015
6.100 Mission 10/31/2014
6.200 Core Authorizing Principles 10/31/2014
6.300 Application Review 10/31/2014
6.400 Charter Agreements 10/31/2014
6.500 Oversight and Evaluation 10/31/2014
6.600 Charter School Autonomy 10/31/2014
6.700 Charter School Intervention 10/23/2015
6.800 Charter School Renewal 1/30/2015
6.900 LEA as a Sponsor 1/30/2015
6.110 Charter School Revocation 4/10/2015