The purpose of the TSBA Advocacy Guide is to encourage and assist Boards in influencing education at every level. We encourage you to make your voice heard as advocacy is a year-round part of your service as a school board member. This resource provides information on how the law is made and includes in-depth explanations as to how board members can effectively advocate for their school district.
TSBA Advocacy Guide
TSBA Legislative Representative Guide
The purpose of this guide is to support each legislative representative when fulfilling the legislative duties of his/her local board. In addition to this guide, we aim to provide additional webinars, resources, and information that specially focuses on the role of the legislative representative. Our hope is that these tools encourage and assist you and the Board when influencing education at every level. By using these tools provided through TSBA and through the development of your own advocacy strategy, you and the Board can strengthen your political voice and make a positive difference in the lives of Tennessee’s students.
TSBA Legislative Notes
TSBA Legislative Notes are published weekly during the legislative session to inform board members of recent legislative action and to provide information on upcoming committee and floor action. This newsletter provides advocacy direction to board members by supplying talking points on bills and issues that board members can use when speaking with their legislators.
After the session has adjourned, TSBA will continue to publish a monthly edition of TSBA Legislative Notes to encourage board members to continue their advocacy efforts until the next legislative session reconvenes.
After each legislative session, TSBA will provide a legislative overview that contains information on every bill pertaining to education that passed the General Assembly, including a brief bill description. This information will be mailed out to our membership as well as presented during a legislative webinar and during both Summer Law Institutes.