2019 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 70 - Parent Educational Participation Act
§ 49-6-7002. Parent-teacher meetings.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-6-7002 (2019)
  • (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the “Parent-Teacher Partnership Act of 1989.”

  • (b) It is the duty of the board of education of each school district to develop a program whereby parents or guardians and appropriate faculty members may meet at least two (2) times per school year to discuss any pertinent problems or other matters of concern regarding the development and education of each student who is enrolled in the school system. However, these meetings shall not occur during school hours of any day that is counted for purposes of meeting the one hundred eighty (180) days of classroom instruction required by § 49-6-3004, nor shall the meetings be substituted for a day of classroom instruction; provided, that these restrictions on meetings shall not bar any LEA from scheduling the meetings at a time beyond the six and one-half (6½) hour classroom instructional time or during any free time that a teacher might have available during the six and one-half (6½) hours.

  • (c) LEAs are urged to consider the work schedules and needs of working parents when scheduling parent-teacher meetings.

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