Follow the attachment link below to download the TASP Membership Form. Don’t forget that the new fiscal year begins July 1. So, it’s time to renew!
It is time to nominate board members for the 2016-2017 fiscal year! This year, each member should vote for the following positions: (1) President-Elect, (2) Secretary, and (3) a Regional Representative. If you have questions about the duties of these positions, please visit the website for a complete list of tasks/responsibilities. Go to www.tasponline.org, logon using your provided username and password, and click on “Constitution and Policy Manual” under the Member Menu.
The TASP Winter Board Meeting will be held in the Cason Kennedy Nursing Building, Room 105 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on Saturday, Feb. 20th. Attached is a MTSU Campus Map and driving directions.
Board members, please remember to submit your board report by February 12th.
The following is reprinted from an email received from Barbara Bole Williams, PhD, NCSP who is the Chair of the National School Psychology Certification Board:
Beginning January 1, 2016, all newly accepted recipients of the NCSP credential must demonstrate one academic year of professional support/mentorship prior to their first NCSP renewal only (three years after being awarded the credential).
Save the date: October 24-26, 2016. The Mid-South Conference planning is underway!! Mississippi will be hosting the Mid-South Conference, October 24-26, 2016. The conference will be held at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo, MS.
The Hilton Garden Inn-Tupelo will serve as host hotel.
Please check back for updates as more information is available.
UTC's School Psychology Student Association is currently doing a Yankee Candle Fundraiser in order to help fund a group's trip to the NASP Conference. It is an online fundraiser, and it will be open until the end of December. Attached below is a flyer with the necessary information to order. Each order is shipped individually to the person who made the order, which makes it very easy! Also, UTC students will receive 40% of the profits from sales. The online catalog has candles, candle accessories, popcorn, magazines, garden accessories, and gift wrap.
Attached is the Q&A from the Tennessee Department of Education presentation at the 2015 Fall Conference.
Mark your calendars for the Spring Institute
April 16, 2016
Last fall, TASP joined with other state school psychology associations to support the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) legislation. In December, President Obama signed the ESSA into law. ESSA presents significant opportunities for school psychology and could facilitate positive changes for states and districts. This law goes into effect at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. The U.S. Department of Education will be releasing specific guidance to states in the coming weeks to begin planning for policy and practice changes.
February 12, 2016 Board Meeting Report Due
February 20, 2016 Winter Board Meeting, MTSU, Murfreesboro
March 15, 2016 Newsletter Submission Deadline
April 8, 2016 Board Meeting Report Due
April 16, 2016 Spring Board Meeting, Location TBD
April 16, 2016 Spring Institute, Location TBD
June 15, 2016 Newsletter Submission Deadline
October 24-26, 2016 Mid-South Conference, Tupelo, Mississippi