School Board Members Gather In Nashville To Share Views With Legislators At TSBA's Annual "Day On The Hill" Event

Friday, February 15, 2013

500 school board members, legislators, and special guests from across the state will gather in Nashville on Wednesday, for a day of legislative networking at TSBA’s annual “Day on the Hill” event. This year, featured program speakers include Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell.

“Day on the Hill” is designed for school board members and superintendents to study pending education legislation and discuss priorities with local legislators. The event begins with a breakfast at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel and is followed by a discussion of TSBA’s 2013 Legislative Agenda.
The event concludes by visits to legislators’ offices and committee meetings.

“Day on the Hill provides a unique opportunity for school board members throughout the state to promote public education and seek assistance from the General Assembly with one collective voice,” said TSBA President and Unicoi County school board chairman Renea Jones-Rogers. “A quality public education system is essential to the future economic development of our state, and every citizen has a vested interest in its success. We look forward to partnering with the General Assembly to continue improving the quality of schools in Tennessee.”

To view TSBA’s 2013 Legislative Agenda and 2013 Position Statements, visit the Capitol Watch section of the Association’s website by clicking here. For the Feb. 20 event agenda, click here. 

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