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.

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  • Board Secretaries' Workshop

    Friday, May 1, 2020 – 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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; Bledsoe County High School
    • South Central – September 5, 2019 – Maury County; Battle Creek Middle School
    • Southwest – September 12, 2019 – Decatur County; Decatur County Riverside High School
    • Northeast – September 16, 2019 – Johnson City; Science High School
    • East – September 17, 2019 – Maryville City; Maryville High School
    • Upper Cumberland – September 19, 2019 – Wilson County; Wilson County Administrative and Training Complex
    • Delta – September 23, 2019 – Germantown; Forest Hill Elementary
    • Northwest – September 24, 2019 – Weakley County; Westview High School
    • Mid Cumberland – September 26, 2019 – Robertson County; Crestview Elementary School

    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.

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  • 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.

    Schedule

    Speaker Bios

    Clinic Proposal

    Entertainment Proposal 

    2019 Registration & Details
  • Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE)

    March 10, 2020

    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.

    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, 2020

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

     


     

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  • 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.

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  • TSBA/TETA Technology Safety Symposium

    August 23, 2019 – TSBA Headquarters

    Description:
    During this symposium, attendees will be given an overview of social and emotional learning with the use of technology; data privacy with vendors; appropriate behavior of employees on social media; digital citizenship with students and the uses of eRate funds.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will give a presentation on how to keep children safe from online predators through education and awareness; how to stay safe online and how to report abuse and suspicious activity.

    This meeting is an Optional Credit Module for School Board Academies. Board members who attend this meeting will fulfill their annual state training requirement for the 2019-2020 training cycle.

    Agenda

    Registration Fee: $125.00 per person

    Cancellation Deadline: August 9, 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