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(a) The chief administrative officers of the public school systems, called directors of schools in this section, are authorized to form and join an organization whose membership shall be limited to directors of schools in service, but membership in the organization shall not be required.
(b)(1) The organization, if formed pursuant to this section and before entering upon any other activities, shall adopt a constitution, which may be amended subsequently, setting forth its purposes, which shall include, but not be limited to:
(A) The advancement of public education;
(B) The promotion of the work and interests of the directors of schools;
(C) The gathering and circulation of information on general school matters;
(D) The provision of pertinent information on sound education legislation to the general assembly; and
(E) The cooperation with the department of education and other agencies and organizations interested in public education.
(2) The organization may adopt bylaws and from time to time revise the bylaws.
(c)(1) The organization is authorized to perform all reasonable acts necessary or incidental to carrying out its purposes.
(2) It may receive funds in the form of dues from its members and contributions from individuals, organizations and agencies, public and private, and may expend the funds for the purposes of carrying on its program, including the employment of necessary staff.
(3) Members' dues shall be in an amount set by the organization's constitution and may be paid from any local school funds budgeted for this purpose, but shall not be includable in any matching funds otherwise required for participation in the state minimum foundation school program.
(4) No direct state appropriation or grant of state funds shall be made to this organization; however, departments and agencies of state and local governments may contract for services with the organization for which state and local revenues may be used.
(d) The organization shall not be in lieu of or infringe upon the existing superintendents' study council, which is authorized to continue as an inservice education effort of the department of education.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 49. Education § 49-2-2101 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-49-education/tn-code-sect-49-2-2101.html
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