Purpose & Policies

Our Purpose

TOSS addresses the needs of education in Tennessee based on the following organizational purposes:

  • The advancement of public education

  • The promotion of the work and interest of the superintendency, but not for private gain or personal economic interest

  • The gathering and circulation of information on general school matters

  • The provision of pertinent information on sound education legislation to the General Assembly of Tennessee

  • The cooperation with the State Department of Education and other agencies and organizations interested in public education

  • To propose legislation, to establish and communicate a position on pending legislation, and to study its impact on local school systems

  • To engage in other activities and programs deemed necessary for the welfare of children and youth in the state of Tennessee


Policy Manual

The TOSS Policy Manual describes how we operate as an organization. Read any of the sections by clicking on the links below.