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. Please click on the links to the right to find out more about some of our upcoming events!

  • Board Chairman Workshop

    October 9, 2020 – TSBA Headquarters

    In-person and Virtual

    Every board member has a responsibility to make the school board effective, but the chairman carries the heaviest responsibility since s/he was selected by peers to be their leader.  Certain skills and actions simply are required if the chairman is to get the job done properly.  This workshop was developed to help the board chairman (current or prospective) meet the requirements of the position and provide tools to assist you to build a better school board.

    Effective meeting management is a major focus of this session. You are also introduced to parliamentary procedure, legal requirements of board meetings, and staff relations. Participants are engaged in activities that develop critical skills to deal more effectively with the media and the public.


    Registration Fee: $125.00 per person ($75 for virtual attendance)

    Cancellation Deadline: September 25, 2020
    Email cancellations to bmassey@tsba.net by the deadline to receive a refund.

    To register for this event, please click on the button below. If you have any questions, please call the TSBA Registrar at 615-815-3908.

    Register Online
  • Board Secretaries' Workshop

    May 7, 2021 – TSBA Headquarters


    TSBA’s Administration Department conducts a conference each year designed for school system personnel that provide administrative support to the board of education and/or the superintendent. Attendees benefit by gaining educational content and experiences from networking with their peers.

    Register Online
  • Legislative and Legal Institute

    Monday, February 15 – Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – DoubleTree Nashville Downtown

    The TSBA Legislative and Legal Institute is a new seminar that will focus on a number of issues. Attendees will gain insight on how the General Assembly operates, receive an update on pending legislation, and discuss legal issues impacting school districts. At the end of the day, board members will have the opportunity to visit the General Assembly and attend committee meetings.


    Registration Fee: $150.00 per person

    Cancellation Deadline: February 1, 2021


    Register Online
  • Fall District Meetings

    Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 and the urging of our Governor to not host large gatherings, TSBA conducted the Fall District Meetings virtually instead of in-person. 

    Register Online
  • Leadership Conference & Annual Convention

    Cancelled – Thursday, November 12 – Sunday, November 15, 2020

    October 27, 2020 Delegate Assembly (Virtual)

    November 12, 2020 Awards Ceremony (Virtual)

    2020 Registration & Details
  • Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE)

    March 10, 2020

    Annually, TSBA hosts the Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) conference, which brings together 9th-12th grade students from across the state to discuss current topics in education. Participants will explore education issues through mock school board meetings, group discussions, and debates with their peers. These events are designed to give students an understanding of how school boards operate.

    Students are encouraged to bring their electronic devices (cell phone, ipad, laptop, etc.) to the meeting because we will be utilizing them throughout the conference.

    2020 SCOPE Brochure

    Student Registration Fee: $60 (cost covers breakfast, lunch, information packet, group photographs, and final report)

    Chaperone Registration Fee: $16 (cost covers breakfast, lunch, and information packet)

    Cancellation Deadline: February 25, 2020

    Email cancellations to bmassey@tsba.net by the deadline to receive a refund.



  • Summer Law Institute

    Summer Law Institute Jackson
    June 25, 2021
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jackson
    1770 Highway 45 Bypass
    Jackson, TN 38305
    Agenda – TBD

    Summer Law Gatlinburg
    July 16-17, 2021 – Gatlinburg, TN
    Agenda – TBD

    Are you interested in the most up-to-date decisions regarding school cases in Tennessee as well as the rest of the nation? Do you want to know what laws were passed by the General Assembly in the last session? Then this training is for you! During this meeting participants are provided with a review of Tennessee and national school cases, the Attorney General Opinions, and new laws passed by the General Assembly.

    The annual Summer Law Institute sponsored by TSBA, in conjunction with the Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys, is a seminar held each summer for school board attorneys, board members and superintendents. We will be hosting two institutes, one in East Tennessee and the other in West Tennessee.

    Gatlinburg: Superintendents will receive one and a half (1.5) days of CEO credit for this institute. Jackson: Superintendents will receive one (1) day of CEO credit for this institute.

    Registration Fee for Summer Law Institute:
    Jackson: $125.00 per person
    Gatlinburg: $175.00 per person

    Cancellation Deadlines:
    Jackson – June 11, 2021
    Gatlinburg –  July 2, 2021

    Email cancellations to bmassey@tsba.net by the deadline to receive a refund.

    To register for this event, please click on the button below. If you have any questions, please call the TSBA Registrar at 615-815-3908.

    Register Online
  • The District’s Response to Sexual Harassment: New Federal Requirements Under Title IX

    Friday, December 11, 2020: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

    This training is designed to provide Title IX Coordinators, Directors of Schools, and/or other staff with practical skills they need to fulfill their duties in handling sexual harassment claims under Title IX. In addition to reviewing the legal framework, we will discuss how to implement policies and procedures to comply with overlapping federal and state laws. Attendees will also participate in practical exercises to put their knowledge into action. 


    Chris McCarty – Attorney with Lewis Thomason, P.C.
    Jennifer White – Director of Policy & Staff Attorney at TSBA
    Ben Torres – Assistant Executive Director & General Counsel at TSBA

    Registration Fee: $125

    To register for this event, please click on the button below. If you have any questions, please call the TSBA Registrar at 615-815-3910.

    Register Online