Due to the National and Tennessee State of Emergencies, the recommendations of the CDC and the Stay at Home orders throughout the state, Tennessee PTA has decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Tennessee State PTA Convention that was to be held April 24th and 25th in Knoxville.
The letter below was sent by the association:
"If you registered for convention or are a vendor or sponsor, we will be in contact with you to issue a refund of any paid funds. If you have reserved a hotel room, you will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel any reservations.
Although we have chosen not to gather together for convention, Tennessee PTA is still hard at work and we are looking at ways to reach out and support our students and youth as well as PTA members and leaders at this challenging time.
We will be hosting virtual events in April or May to celebrate our students and their Reflections and Safety contest entries as well as celebrating our PTA unit and council awards. We will also be sharing our annual reports and other business items with all of our members. Please watch for more details in the next couple weeks.
Our statewide leadership training will look different this year with an opportunity for us to recognize in person our PTA award winners as well as the Reflections and Safety award winners. We hope to start those sessions in July but the schedule is still to be determined.
Visit our website at https://tnpta.org/covid-19.html for local and statewide information and ideas and National PTAs page https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/coronavirus-information during this crisis.
We hope you remain safe and healthy. This is a challenging time, but also a time to remember what is most important. Although we are practicing social distancing, it is a time for us to all come together for our children and youth. Thank you for all you do for Tennessee students!"