Obion County Board of Education
October 6, 2014

Agenda Item: VIII.D.

Consider/Approve Teachers Recommended for Tenure

Background Information:

The granting of tenure is one of the most important decisions boards of education make. TCA §49-2-301(b)(1)(J) provides, “it is the duty of the board of education to assign to its director of schools the duty to recommend to the board of education teachers who are eligible for tenure or notify such teachers of their failure of reelection….”

The following teachers did receive a recommendation for tenure by their respective principal and instructional supervisor:

Black Oak Elementary – None
Hillcrest ElementaryLaminda Coursey, Laura Robinson, Demanda Whitmore
Lake Road ElementaryMadilyn Brown
Obion County Central HighKim Crews, Robert Lyle LaRue
Ridgemont Elementary – None
South Fulton Elementary – None
South Fulton Middle/HighNicholas Ritter
Career Technology Center –  None

In accordance with TCA §49-2-203(1) and Board Policy #5.117, the decision to grant tenure is solely within the discretion of the Board of Education.

Staff Recommendation:

I agree with the recommendations of the principals and instructional supervisors and recommend the above noted teachers for tenure.