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 5, 2018 – TSBA Headquarters

    Description
    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

    Cancellation Deadline: September 21, 2018
    Email cancellations to registrar@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 615-815-3910.

    Register Online
  • Board Secretaries' Workshop

    Friday, May 11, 2018 – TSBA Headquarters

    Description:

    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.

    Agenda

    Registration Fee: $125.00 per person

    Cancellation Deadline: April 27, 2018.
    Email cancellations to registrar@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 615-815-3910.

    Register Online
  • Day On The Hill

    February 18-19, 2019 – Nashville, TN

    Description
    The TSBA Day on the Hill is an opportunity for you to join us in Nashville for a legislative reception and program about pending legislation and issues facing public education. The program is designed for school board members and superintendents only. TSBA will not be inviting legislators to attend. However, we have set aside time for you to make an appointment to meet with your Representatives and Senators and to attend education committee meetings.

     

    Register Online
  • Fall District Meetings

    Description
    Each September, meetings are held in the nine state developmental districts to focus on legislative and legal issues and current education “hot” topics.  This year’s program will provide school board members and superintendents an opportunity to learn about School Safety, OPEB Liabilities, Board and Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities, and things you wish the General Assembly would do in 2019.  We will also have time for your systems to share new and innovative programs you started during 2017-2018.  The event will conclude with a dinner recognizing school board members, a local school volunteer award finalist; and a local student who is competing for a college scholarship.  TSBA District Director elections for the Northwest, Northeast, and Southwest Districts will be held after the award ceremony.

    • Mid Cumberland – September 4, 2018 – Franklin Special
    • Southwest – September 6, 2018 – Lexington City
    • Southeast – September 13, 2018 – McMinn County
    • Delta – September 17, 2018 – Collierville
    • Northwest – September 18, 2018 – Trenton Special
    • Upper Cumberland – September 20, 2018 – Macon County
    • Northeast – September 24, 2018 – Carter County
    • East – September 25, 2018 – Sevier County
    • South Central – September 27, 2018 – Giles County

    Registration Fee: $60.00 per person

    Agenda

    The deadline to register will be two weeks prior to the meeting date. Email cancellations to registrar@tsba.net by the meeting 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 615-815-3910.

    Register Online
  • Leadership Conference & Annual Convention

    Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4, 2018
    Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN

    This year’s Leadership Conference and Annual Convention will provide thought provoking general session speakers, informative breakout sessions on best school practices, award recognition for excellence in education and the opportunity to interact with a variety exhibitors that provide products and services for your schools.

    Please click below to access agendas, speaker bios, additional event details and online registration.

    2018 Registration & Details
  • School Safety Summit

    Notebook

    PowerPoint

    Agenda

    Additional resources on school safety can be found by clicking here.

    Superintendents will receive one (1) day of CEO credit for this summit.

  • Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE)

    Description:
    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.

    2019 dates and event information coming soon!


    2019 SCOPE OFFICERS

    Register Online
  • Summer Law Institute

    Summer Law Institute Nashville 
    June 21-22, 2018- Embassy Suites Nashville Airport

    Summer Law Gatlinburg
    July 20-21, 2018 – Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN

    Description:
    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.

    Major topics covered during this seminar include:

    • Recent Legislation Updates
    • School/Juvenile Court Partnerships
    • Employee Speech
    • School Operations in the Age of Cyber Crime
    • School Athletic Programs
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Educator Sexual Misconduct

    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.

    Nashville Agenda

    Gatlinburg Agenda

    Registration Fee for Summer Law Institute: $175.00 per person

    Cancellation Deadlines:
    Nashville – June 7, 2018
    Gatlinburg –  July 6, 2018

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

    Nashville Hotel Accommodations
    TSBA has a room block at the Embassy Suites Nashville Airport. The room rate is $170 per night, plus tax. Once you register for the event, you will receive an email with the group code for the hotel.

    Gatlinburg Hotel Accommodations
    TSBA has a room block at the Park Vista Hotel. The room rate is $123 per night, plus tax. Once you register for the event, you will receive an email with the group code for the hotel.

    Specific parking and shuttle information will be emailed to all registrants prior to the Summer Law Institute in Gatlinburg.

    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