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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