State law encourages districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral interventions or tiered frameworks.
2017 Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-2408. Adoption of holistic programs of positive behavior -- School reports.
Community schools and communities of schools are encouraged to work with parents and community partners to adopt holistic programs of positive behavior reinforcement, such as the Ticket Program, that work with schools, parents, and the community to reinforce positive behavior at home and school and in all aspects of community life. Schools that adopt these programs are encouraged to report their successes and failures, if any, in implementing the program and the results of the program in changing student behavior and improving academic performance to the department for dissemination and possible replication in other schools throughout the state. School reports shall be accompanied by data supporting the results reported.
Implementation Guide Response to Instruction & Intervention Framework
This framework provides guidance on a multi-tiered system of supports, including early intervention and accountability for at risk students, to improve student outcomes
Overview of Student Supports in Tennessee
The Overview of Student Supports in Tennessee laysout a frameowrk for schools and districts for implementing student-focused, multi-tiered systems of support for academic needs.
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-4002. Discipline policy — Code of conduct.
(f) Each local board of education and charter school governing body may adopt a discipline policy that promotes positive behavior and includes evidence-based practices to respond effectively to misbehavior and minimize a student's time away from school.