Obion County Board of Education
September 4, 2018

Agenda Item: IX.B.

Consider/Approve Amendment to Board Policy #6.309 – Zero Tolerance Offenses


Background Information:

The Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) has recommended updates to Board Policy #6.309 – Zero Tolerance Offenses to include a new zero tolerance offense. Public Chapter 958 adds "assault that results in bodily injury" to the list of zero tolerance offenses. This applies to assaults committed against school employees and school resource officers. The Board’s current policy is included for your reference. View Public Chapter 958 by clicking here.

Staff Recommendation:

Due to the amendment reflecting current state law, I recommend approval of the above-noted amendment to Board Policy #6.309 – Zero Tolerance Offenses on second and final reading.