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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.

Legislative and Legal Institute

Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE)

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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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TSBA District Data Dashboard

Welcome to the TSBA District Data Dashboard. TSBA designed the dashboard to assist local boards of education in preparing their students for relevant pathways of success. The dashboard provides district and regional labor market statistics, district demographics and academic and financial data to assist boards in their planning process. Boards can use the data to develop courses and training consistent with the needs of the local labor market.

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Legislative

Legislative advocacy is an essential part of advancing public education in Tennessee. TSBA’s Government Relations Department advocates for the collective interests of our membership at the General Assembly, as determined by our Delegate Assembly, position statements, and constitution and bylaws. The department monitors legislation that impacts school districts and maintains direct communication with legislators, state agencies, and stakeholder groups in the education arena to achieve the Association’s goals.

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Legal

Tennessee school districts are often confronted with complicated and time-sensitive legal concerns. TSBA’s Legal Department provides legal assistance and renders legal opinions upon request from local boards of education and superintendents. We have four attorneys on staff that are well-versed in education law and have a unique understanding of the legal issues affecting school boards. 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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Policy

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. Our staff is available to help answer questions and provide resources on policy development. Currently 127 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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Tennessee Public Schools…Beyond Educating Campaign.

Many Tennesseans are dependent upon their public school for support beyond education. For example, many schools currently provide food services, mental health resources, before and after-school care, and in some cases washers and dryers. Public schools are microcosms of their communities, and as a result community concerns like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and juvenile crime often end up being addressed by local schools in some way. To better understand the importance of public schools, it is key to look at issues beyond the traditional education framework.

The Beyond Educating campaign is highlighting the extraordinary services that Tennessee public schools provide to students and families. Please join us in showing the ways schools go beyond educating!

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