2010 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 10 - Curriculum Generally
49-6-1002 - Use of school time for athletics Teacher salaries.

49-6-1002. Use of school time for athletics Teacher salaries.

(a)  It is unlawful for any president, principal or teacher of any educational institution under the control of the state board of education or any local board of education to dismiss the school or any group of students or pupils of the school for the purpose of permitting them to practice or play baseball, football, basketball or any other similar game within the regular school hours of any school day of the week, without written permission from the governing board of the institution.

(b)  Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude regular physical training lessons as a part of the daily program of the school.

(c)  The salaries of the teachers are left to the discretion of and are to be set by the local board of education.

[Acts 1925, ch. 115, § 36; Shan. Supp., § 1487a197; mod. Code 1932, § 2520; Acts 1974, ch. 654, § 116; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 49-1915.]  

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