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Recently Revised District Policies

Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on March 1, 2022.

In addition to the links provided below, all policies can be accessed online in BoardDocs at https://go.boarddocs.com/tn/scsk12/Board.nsf/Public.

4040 Teacher Tenure - adds definition of teacher

5004 Graduation Requirements - strikes provision to earn credit by examination toward high school graduation

Revisions to the Administrative Rules and Regulations:

  • Clarify courses for which JROTC may be substituted for high school credit
  • Revise the current “industry certification” language to the new “industry credential” terminology
  • Clarify credits needed to meet early graduation requirements
  • Clarify requirements for the four (4)-year plan of study

5005 Advanced Courses - establishes guidelines for equitable student access to advanced courses and outlines eligibility criteria for enrollment in such courses (grades 7-12). Specifies criteria provided for automatic enrollment in Honors ELA, math, and science courses (grades 7-12)

Revisions to the Administrative Rules and Regulations: clarify that high school credit shall be awarded for successful completion of college level courses aligned to a graduation requirement course and that advanced courses, advanced programs, and career-technical pathways offer equitable opportunities without barriers for all students to be challenged with a rigorous curriculum

5013 Promotion and Retention

Revisions to the Administrative Rules and Regulations: aligns with state requirements for promotion and retention for grades K-8 and clarifies that (1) summer learning programs include any available summer intervention offered by the District (e.g. summer school; summer learning academy), (2) retained 2nd grade students who complete an available summer learning program will be promoted, and (3) the District will provide extended learning opportunities for retained High School students to master standards required for course credit

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