The Tennessee School Boards Association advocates on behalf of its members at the Tennessee General Assembly as well as at all levels of government, including the State Board of Education and Congress. TSBA’s legislative staff monitors legislative activity that affects education and maintains direct communication with legislators, at the state and federal level, state agencies, and state departments in education. The legislative staff carefully analyzes education legislation and works to ensure that legislation supporting public education becomes law, and harmful legislation is amended or defeated. In addition to meeting with legislators, TSBA’s advocacy efforts include testifying at committee meetings, providing position statements to members, and drafting amendments to proposed bills. TSBA also provides resources and opportunities throughout the year for school board members to engage in advocacy on behalf of their school districts at the local, state, and national level.