Obion County Board of Education
December 3, 2018

Agenda Item: VII.A.

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 – Kayce Jones
Hillcrest Elementary – Amanda Dawkins, Tina Forbes, Chanda Peal
Lake Road Elementary – Michelle Allen, Emily Berner, Julie Cunningham
Obion County Central High – Jonathan Byrd
Ridgemont Elementary – Vonda Cary
South Fulton Elementary – Melashia Holt, Deanna Porter, Amanda Wilder
South Fulton Middle/High – Melanie Curlin, Kimberly Jackson

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.