MyTennesseePublicSchools.net Designed As Information Place For Parents

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) has developed a site, MyTennesseePublicSchools.net, with the idea that parents shouldn’t have to spend hours searching for answers to questions they have about public schools.  

MyTennesseePublicSchools.net is a collection of resources and need-to-know information to help a child succeed in public school, said officials. Topics like district and individual school information will help parents get started, and topics like the school system’s leadership will provide information on the roles that various school personnel play in the operation of the educational process.

MyTennesseePublicSchools.net was created by TSBA to provide districts with a resource to help parents get acquainted with the Tennessee public school system. Though many of the specific questions parents have can best be answered by contacting the individual school, this site presents general information about how to enroll, understand the school system, and get involved with their child’s education.  

The site aims to create a comfortable experience for those entering the Tennessee public school system by providing quick access links and various insight on how best to be prepared. 

This site has been designed for parents who are new to the Tennessee public school system. Whether a child is just beginning his or her first school experience; transferring from another state or country; transitioning from private school or home school; or parents wish to be more informed about the Tennessee school a child already attends, this site will provide resources to better understand Tennessee’s public school system, officials said. 


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