2020 Tennessee Code
Title 9 - Public Finances
Chapter 8 - Board of Claims
Part 2 - Educator Protection Act of 2015
§ 9-8-203. Part Definitions

Universal Citation: TN Code § 9-8-203 (2020)
  1. As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    1. “Fund” means the Tennessee educator liability fund;
    2. “Student teacher” means an individual enrolled as a student in an institution of higher education approved by the state board of education for teacher training, who is jointly assigned by the institution of higher education and either a local board of education or a charter school to teach under the direction of a licensed teacher employed by the local board of education or the charter school;
    3. “Teacher”:
      1. Means any individual employed by a local board of education in a position that requires a license issued by the department of education for service in public elementary and secondary schools of this state, supported, in whole or in part, by local, state, or federal funds; and
      2. Includes an individual employed at a public charter school in a position that requires a license issued by the department of education for service in a public elementary and secondary school of this state.
  2. For the purposes of this part, teachers and student teachers shall not be considered “state employees” as defined in § 8-42-101.
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