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Tennessee School Board Appreciation Week

 Tennessee School Board Appreciation Week
Tennessee School Board Appreciation Week

Appreciation Videos from our schools:


West Elementary Appreciates Hamblen County's School Board



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2010 School Board Appreciation Week set Jan. 24-30

The Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA), school systems, and communities across the state will recognize the work of boards of education Jan. 24-30 during School Board Appreciation Week.

Each year, “School Board Appreciation Week” is proclaimed by the governor and celebrated statewide to honor the school board members who govern our schools and make a difference in the lives of our children and communities. The theme for School Board Appreciation Week 2010 is “Count Me In!” Public Education is everyone’s business, and it holds the key to the success of every community. “Count Me In!” represents the need and desire to have all stakeholders step up and be counted as supporters of public education and the school boards entrusted to guide its course. 

School board members devote their time and efforts to ensure that our students receive a first-class education and an opportunity for future success in life. School Board Appreciation Week is a chance for the community to thank these individuals for their commitment to our children and their education. 

“Simply put, public education is the key to everything we do as a community, state and nation,” said 2010 TSBA President Dan Schlafer, a member of the Cumberland County Board of Education. “It is the foundation of our economy and the driving force behind our global competitiveness. The first question any company or corporation asks when considering their location or relocation is, ‘What’s the skinny on your local school system?’ Without public education, any community, state or nation is immediately relegated to third world status. It is my hope that citizens across our state take this opportunity to get involved and be counted as supporters of the work being performed by their local boards of education. Working together, we can continue to improve the education and opportunities we are providing for our next generation.”

Attached you will find the 2010 proclamation from Governor Phil Bredesen and a school board fact sheet. We hope you will take this opportunity to highlight the work of your local board of education during this special week. 

School Board Week in Tennessee is part of National School Board Recognition Month, which highlights school board members across the nation throughout the month of January.

The Tennessee School Boards Association, a statewide, nonprofit organization, is a federation of the state’s local school boards. The mission of the Tennessee School Boards Association is to assist school boards in effectively governing school districts. Through the years, TSBA has helped school boards and their members reach their highest potential through association programs, meetings and services. TSBA also provides school board members a collective voice in matters of legislation and public education concerns. To learn more about TSBA, visit our website at