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Recently Revised District Policies

Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on October 25, 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.

4015 Acceptable Use - Revisions align guidance for acceptable use of the District's digital and technology resources with federal and state statutory requirements.

5020 Maintaining Test Security - This new policy establishes guidance aligned with state requirements to ensure state-mandated tests are administered in a secure manner.

6022 Student Conduct - Revisions align with federal requirements related to students who bring or possess a firearm to school. Revisions also update the requirements relative to student withdrawal and revocation of a driver license/permit.

6031 Student Acceptable Use and Internet Safety - Revisions align guidance for students' acceptable use of the District's digital and technology resources with federal and state statutory requirements.

Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on September 27, 2022.

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

4008 Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - The revisions align with state policy 5.300 and include guidance specific to HIV/AIDS testing, confidentiality, infection control, and education/training.


Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on August 30, 2022.

5013 Promotion and Retention - The revisions reflect the requirements of recently enacted state law and revised SBOE rules related to third (3rd) grade retention.

Also, the following Administrative Rules and Regulations:


5004 Graduation Requirements

Revisions includes language specific to:

  • administering the U.S. civics test to students who have an IEP
  • updated qualifications for Tennessee Tri-Star Scholar recognition
  • program requirements to obtain and Industry 4.0 Diploma distinction

5006 Awarding of Credits

Revisions includes language specific to:

  • dropping courses
  • Work-based Learning experiences
  • provision for middle school students to receive graduation credit

Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on July 22, 2022.

6037 Medical Homebound Instruction Program - Revisions to the policy adds a provision allowing students who miss an aggregate number of instructional days over the period of the school year due to a medical condition to be eligible for homebound instruction.


Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on June 28, 2022.

5014 Grading System for Grades Pre-K-5 and 5015 Grading System for Grades 6-12 - strikes the current academic grading scale and replaces with the following 10-point scale:

A: 90 -100

B: 80 - 89

C: 70 -79

D: 60-69

F: Below 60


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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