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 4, 2019 – 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 20, 2019
    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 10, 2019 – 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 26, 2019.
    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 10 – Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – DoubleTree Nashville Downtown

    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.

    Agenda: 2020 DOTH Agenda

    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 2020. We will also have time for your systems to share new and innovative programs you started during 2018-2019. 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.

    • Southeast – September 3, 2019 – Bledsoe County
    • South Central – September 5, 2019 – Maury County
    • Southwest – September 12, 2019 – Decatur County
    • Northeast – September 16, 2019 – Johnson City
    • East – September 17, 2019 – Maryville City
    • Upper Cumberland – September 19, 2019 – Wilson County
    • Delta – September 23, 2019 – Germantown
    • Northwest – September 24, 2019 – Weakley County
    • Mid Cumberland – September 26, 2019 – Robertson 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

    Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
    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
  • Paths to Promise Workshop

    Monday, January 14, 2019 – Knoxville
    Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff
    9134 Executive Park Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37923

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Nashville
    TSBA Headquarters

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Jackson
    DoubleTree Jackson
    1770 Highway 45 Bypass
    Jackson, TN 38305

    Description
    This workshop is designed for the School Board and Superintendent to work on creating a strategic plan that is preparing students for relevant pathways. While college remains a worthy goal for many of our students, our Boards must embrace the challenge to prepare them for leadership and for life. Work Force Development must become an essential element in a Board’s strategic plan. Boards need to ensure that their strategic plans are not only focused on strengthening college readiness but also career readiness.

    During this workshop, participants will learn how to create early post-secondary pathways for their students; to more effectively align programs and coursework to the regional economy and in-demand career opportunities and to expand options for college credit, industry certifications and credentials.

    TSBA will also launch the release of the “District Data Dashboard” at this workshop. This dashboard is free to all TSBA Member Boards and their respective Superintendents. The dashboard is a gathering of labor market data, academic data and financial data into one location that will help Boards to develop strategic plans that will yield mission critical change in a district.

    Agenda

    Registration Fee: $100.00 per person

    The deadline to cancel will be one week 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
  • 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.

    Agenda and Event Information:
    Click here for the brochure that explains the program, lists the debate topics, and contains the day’s agenda.

    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 19, 2019

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

    Hotel Accommodations:
    TSBA, has a room block at four hotels (see below).  Hotel reservations must be made by February 11, 2019 to receive the TSBA member rate.  If anyone in your system is not able to attend, please call or email Sarah Niemietz at 615-815-3908 or sniemietz@tsba.netbefore you cancel your rooms.

    The Tru by Hilton Murfreesboro
    Rate: $109
    Group Code: TSBA SCOPE
    Call: 615-895-3636
    Online Reservations:  Click Here

    Home2 Suites by Hilton Murfreesboro
    Rate: $109
    Group Code: TSBA SCOPE
    Call: 615-895-2929
    Online Reservations: Click Here

    Embassy Suites Murfreesboro
    Rate: $179 single/double; $189 triple/quad
    Group Code: TSB
    Call: 615-890-4464
    Online Reservations: Click Here

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


    2019 SCOPE OFFICERS

    Register Online
  • Summer Law Institute

    Summer Law Institute Jackson
    June 28, 2019
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jackson
    1770 Highway 45 Bypass
    Jackson, TN 38305
    Agenda

    Summer Law Gatlinburg
    July 19-20 – Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN
    Agenda

    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.

    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 14, 2019
    Gatlinburg –  July 5, 2019

    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