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In today’s episode, we are speaking with David Ricketts, Assistant Director of BuyBoard. The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative helps save time and money while purchasing the products school systems use every day. Would you like to save time and money? BuyBoard is an online purchasing cooperative designed to streamline the purchasing process and help its members make confident buying decisions.

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In today’s episode, we are speaking to Shanna Hensley, Principal at Dobyns-Bennett EXCEL, and Sara Leimkuhler, teacher at Dobyns-Bennett EXCEL, about technology in schools and how Kingsport City Schools has created an innovative approach to personalized learning where technology has helped provide the conditions for success.

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We are speaking with Randall Bennett, former Deputy Exec. Director & Gen. Council, about the top ten things all school board members need to know. Today’s episode covers things to know 6-10.

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[Re-Air]: We are speaking with Randall Bennett, Deputy Exec. Director & Gen. Council, at TSBA, about the top ten things all school board members need to know. Today’s episode covers things to know 1-5.

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In today’s episode, we are speaking to Steve Playl, Senior Director of College and Career Experiences at the Tennessee Department of Education, about CTE programs across the state and what school districts can do to ensure that they are properly preparing students for success after graduation.

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We are speaking with Jennifer White, Director of Policy and Staff Attorney at TSBA, about open meetings and what board members need to know to comply with state law. We will discuss exceptions and misconceptions of the law, and why it’s important to be mindful of discussing topics outside of the board meeting. 

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In today’s episode, the TSBA Staff Attorneys are answering the most asked legal questions that are received from board members across the state.

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Tune in to hear from Bill West, the president of the National School Resource Association, Kyle Cheek, the vice president of the Tennessee Association of School Resource Officers, and Justin Grogan, an SRO at Moore County and past president and board advisor of the Tennessee Association of School Resource Officers, as we discuss the importance of school resource officers in all schools across the state.

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School safety is a top priority in all Tennessee school districts and is a topic of conversation on a local and state level. In this podcast episode, we are speaking with Rutherford County Director of Schools, Bill Spurlock, Rutherford County Board Chair, Jim Estes, and Rutherford County School Safety Director, David Crim as to how school safety is implemented on a local level. We are also speaking with Mike Herrmann, Senior Director of School Safety and Transportation at the Tennessee Department of Education, to hear how the state supports local school districts by providing additional resources to help these districts meet their school safety goals.

 

STOPit App

TN Department of Education Resources Page

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September is mental health awareness month, and on today’s episode, we are speaking with Dr. Nicole Cobb, faculty member at Vanderbilt University, as to what all board members and school personnel should know about spreading awareness on mental health awareness in their school district. Join us as Dr. Cobb discusses the different ways a school district could incorporate this in their day-to-day operations.

Helpful Links and programs: 

MentalHealth.gov

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Mental Health Curriculum in Schools

SCL Program, Community Mental Health Agencies, Restorative Justice and Practices

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