TSBA: Tennessee School Boards Association

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TSBA Meetings

TSBA conducts a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars throughout the year to inform board members and administrators about key issues and topics affecting public education.

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School Board Academies

State Law mandates that school board members attend training. State Board of Education Rules and Regulations require that every board member participate in seven hours of training annually. TSBA provides the training in five core modules: Board/Superintendent Relations, Advocating Your Board’s Vision; Policy/Board Operations; School Finance and School Law; and other electives such as planning, team building, strategic compensation, education and jobs and legal issues.

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Throughout the year, TSBA’s Government Relations department monitors state and federal legislation that impacts school districts and maintains direct communication with state and federal legislators, state agencies, and stakeholder groups in the education arena. The department carefully analyzes legislation and works to ensure bills supporting public education become law and harmful legislation is amended or defeated.

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Tennessee school districts are often confronted with complicated and time-sensitive legal concerns. TSBA’s Office of General Counsel and Staff Attorneys are here to help your school district navigate this confusing and often difficult terrain. If you've got questions, we can help you find the answer. Find out more about how TSBA can assist your district in maneuvering through the technical details of our state's laws and policies.

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TSBA’s Policy Department delivers educational, administrative, organizational, and legal assistance to school boards by providing consistent, effective, and current policies that comply with applicable statutory and/or regulatory requirements. Currently 123 out of 141 Tennessee school districts subscribe to TSBA's Policy Service.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Tennessee School Boards Association is to assist school boards in effectively governing school districts. Through the years, TSBA has helped school boards and their members reach their highest potential through association programs, meetings and services. TSBA also provides school board members a collective voice in matters of legislation and public education concerns.

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Our Services

The Tennessee School Boards Association offers a wide range of services to better serve you as a school board member and to assist your school district.

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Our Resources

Need a quick link to an education website? Need additional school board member facts and answers to your questions? Looking for a recent report or article? The TSBA Resources page will link you to resources, the TSBA Journal and additional tools to help answer your questions.

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The Pledge

There is no better time to demonstrate your support for Tennessee’s public schools. For far too long, detractors have defined the state of public schools and much of their opinion is based on a narrow understanding.

The Stand Up for Tennessee Public Schools campaign is a platform to highlight and recognize the extraordinary teaching and learning in Tennessee schools. Please join us in Standing Up For TN Public Schools.

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