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

    Monday, February 12 – Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    DoubleTree Hotel, 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. This year’s program is designed for school board members and superintendents only.  TSBA will not be inviting legislators to attend.  However, we have set aside Tuesday for you to make an appointment to meet with your Representatives and Senators and to attend education committee meetings.

    Agenda

    Registration Fee: $100.00

    Cancellation Deadline: January 29, 2018
    Email cancellations to registrar@tsba.net by the deadline to receive a refund.

    Hotel Accommodations:
    In order to make reservations at the DoubleTree Hotel, you must first register for the event. Once TSBA receives your registration, an email with the reservation and group code information will be sent to the person completing the online form or calling in to register. If anyone in your system is not able to attend, please call or email Kayce Kiningham at 615-815-3908 or kkiningham@tsba.net before you cancel any of your rooms.

    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
  • 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.

    • 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

    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

    Thank you for attending the 2017 TSBA Leadership Conference & Annual Convention!  We hope you enjoyed all that this year’s event had to offer!  Click here to find media releases, evaluations, photos and resources from the convention.

    Save the date for next year’s Leadership Conference & Annual Convention: Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4!

  • Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE)

    March 6, 2018 – Middle Tennessee State University Student Union Building

    Description:
    On March 6, TSBA will host the 2018 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. Click here for the brochure that explains the program, lists the debate topics, and contains the day’s agenda.

    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.

    2018 SCOPE Brochure & Agenda

    Location:
    Middle Tennessee State University Student Union Building
    1768 MTSU Blvd.
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

    Registration:
    Four delegates may be selected from a school system, or two per high school, whichever is greater. Delegates must be in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.  Registrations must be processed by the board secretary through the system’s central office. Each system’s board secretary will be receiving an email containing the link to the online registration form. Once registration has been submitted, TSBA will invoice the system for payment. Please invite your system’s delegates to your February school board meeting so they can understand how school board meetings operate.

    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)

    To register for this event, please click on the button below.

    Cancellation Date: February 20, 2018

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

    Hotel Accommodations:
    TSBA has a room block at three hotels (see below). Hotel reservations must be made by February 12, 2018 to receive the TSBA member rate. If anyone in your system is not able to attend, please call or email Kayce Kiningham at 615-815-3908 or kkiningham@tsba.net before you cancel your rooms.

    The Tru by Hilton Murfreesboro
    Rate: $109
    Group Code: TSB
    Call: 615-895-3636
    Online Reservations: http://tru3.hilton.com/en/hotels/tennessee/tru-by-hilton-murfreesboro-BNAMFRU/index.html

    Home2 Suites by Hilton Murfreesboro
    Rate: $129
    Group Code: TSB
    Call: 615-895-3636
    Online Reservations: http://home2suites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/tennessee/home2-suites-by-hilton-murfreesboro-MBTHTHT/about/giving-back.html

    Embassy Suites Murfreesboro
    Rate: $179 single/double; $189 triple/quad
    Group Code: TSB
    Call: 615-890-4464
    Online Reservations: http://www.murfreesboro.embassysuites.com/

    Hilton Garden Inn Murfreesboro
    Rate: $159
    Group Code: TSB
    Call: 615-225-2345
    Online Reservations: Click here

    By registering for this event, you consent or have received consent from the registered individual(s) to allow TSBA to access limited guest reservation information, provided by the hotel, if booked within the TSBA group block for this event.

    By registering for this event, you also consent or have received consent from the registered individual(s) for TSBA to use any photographs taken during this event in future TSBA publications, promotions, presentations, and/or any other media formats.


    2018 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