Public Notices

General Notices

BEP Task Force Status Report

ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal: Public Comment Requested

Under ESEA Flexibility, states must renew their current waiver request in order continue the provisions of their accountability models. Based on feedback the Commissioner has gathered from directors and other stakeholders, we will be submitting the ESEA Waiver Renewal Application to the USED on March 31, 2015.

As part of the request to renew and update the state's waiver, the department must provide a period for public comment on the waiver. We ask that all comments on the amendment request to be forwarded to Districts may make comments March 16, 2015 through March 27, 2015.

If you have questions about the proposed renewal application and updates to our flexibility waiver, please contact Lacey Hartigan from the data and research division at

IDEA Part B Application for Federal Funds: Notice of Public Comment

The Tennessee IDEA Part B Application for Federal Funds (Fiscal Year July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) will be posted for 60 days, March 4 through May 4, 2015. Public comments will be accepted for a period of 30 days, March 12 through April 12, 2015.

Comments may be submitted to Allison Davey via email, fax or posted mail at:

Tennessee Department of Education

Division of Special Populations

Attn: Allison Davey

Andrew Johnson Tower, 11th Floor

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN  37243

Fax: (615) 532-9412

Invitation to Submit Evidence-Based Whole-School Reform Strategies

The United States Department of Education USED is inviting strategy developers and other entities and individuals to submit evidence-based whole-school reform strategies for review and identification for use by local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving funds under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. The link below is provided to entities and individuals who may be interested in submitting evidence-based strategies:

Textbook Collection Sites

Beginning in 2015, all future textbooks bid in Tennessee will be made available for review online. Information regarding how to access digital reviews for the upcoming textbook adoption cycle will be available on the Textbook Online Samples webpage by May 1, 2015. With the availability of an online review, textbooks in printed form will only be available for review at Middle Tennessee State University. In order for members of the public to have access to the math textbooks that districts are reviewing for adoption in the 2015-16 school year, the collection sites will remain open until July 31, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Monty Wilson at

Waiver Requests

TDOE Requests for Public Comment

Approved LEA and Charter School Waiver Requests

Approved LEA Teacher Employment Standard Waivers

Pursuant to Tennessee State Board of Education Rule 0520-01-02-.03, "a teacher may teach up to two sections of one course outside the area of endorsement. For a teacher to teach more than one course or more than two sections of one course outside the area of endorsement, an employment standard waiver must be requested and approved." Employment standard waivers granted by the department of education are posted here by district, the teacher's last name and first initial, and date of approval.

Last Update: April 24, 2015