TCSA Resources

This association is a source of information and resources, through publications, websites, conferences and events. I encourage you to take advantage of what we offer. Our conferences and trade shows are not only excellent opportunities to be informed and educated on real world issues that will impact your county, but they are also a chance to meet and network with other officials from across the state who are facing the same challenges that you deal with on a regular basis. I hope you join us at one of our events and leave with training and information that makes you more effective in your job and with relationships and friendships that will support you throughout your career in public service.

The association also provides an array of cost-savings programs and services offered through our affiliated and sponsored partners which can save your county significant money every year. This translates into lower taxes for the citizens, more efficient delivery of government services and better stewardship of limited local resources. Take a look at these programs and see if there is a way your county can benefit.

2018/19 BEP May Estimates

Basic Education Program (BEP) Task Force

In 2014 Governor Haslam announced the creation of a Task Force to review the Basic Education Program funding formula. As of 2014 the formula was a little over 20 years old. The last major changes to the formula (the so-called BEP 2.0 revision) were made in 2007. The Task Force met throughout the summer and fall before reporting back the governor later that year. The following materials are presentations given at the Task Force meetings and minutes of the meetings. There is also a copy of a column authored by TCSA Executive Director David Connor for the May-June 2014 issue of Tennessee County News, which reviews the background of legislation and litigation that led to the adoption of the Education Improvement Act of 1992 that established the BEP funding formula. The Task Force suspended meetings for a brief time following the resignation of then-Commissioner Kevin Huffman in 2015. The draft report of the Task Force is also posted here.

Task Force Draft Report

Task Force Agendas

Task Force Minutes

BEP General Information

Fiscal Capacity Presentations

Additional Presentations

August 2014 Meeting October 2014 Meeting

Additional Materials & Background