Time to Renew!

The fiscal year for TASP is coming to an end. We have had a very successful year with an increase in membership, lots of involvement at the state department, and a well attended Fall Conference and Spring Institute. Over the year, we received lots of great feedback from you and will be implementing the results of our first survey to make improvements in the coming years. TASP strives to be a professional organization that is helpful, supportive, informative, and an advocate for the field. Please consider renewing your TASP membership for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Mid-South Conference - Tupelo, MS, October 24-26, 2016

The Mississippi Association for Psychology in the Schools will be hosting (Wednesday will be a half-day). This year's theme is Advocacy for Integrated Service

Confirmed Speakers to date include: Dr. Cecil Reynolds, Dr. Gloria Maccow, Dr. David Schwartz, Dr. Kelly Vaillancort-Strobach, Dr. Tomas K. Fagan, Dr. Margaret Camp and Dr. Ann Rogers (NASP CPDs will be offered at no additional charge)

Location: The BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo, MS

TASP Membership Application

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!

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Overton County Schools Job Opportunity - Fall 2016

Hello my name is John Stults and I am the new special education supervisor for Overton County Schools in Tennessee. I have a job posting right now for a full time, interim, school psychologist for this school year. This job will have the possibility of turning into a full time job next summer.

Supervisor of Special Education
Overton County Schools
jstults@overtoncountyschools.net

Proposed Changes to the SPED Eligibility Standards

At the Tennessee Board of Education (BOE) meeting on July 22, 2016, the BOE board voted in favor of making some changes to the eligibility standards. This was the FIRST reading of the action item, and the Tennessee BOE must vote on the changes at a SECOND reading.
Currently, the eligibility standards have NOT changed. However, due to the interest in proposed changes, TASP has provided a link to the proposal as reported on the TN BOE website:
http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/sbe/attachments/7-22-16_II_B_Standards...

PREPaRE: School Crisis and Intervention Training was a success!!

The PREPaRE: School Crisis and Intervention Training in Columbia was a success!! For three days in June, school psychologists gathered in Columbia to strengthen their skills in crisis prevention and response. The PREPaRE curriculum has been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as part of NASP's decade-long leadership in providing evidence-based resources and consultation related to school crisis prevention and response.

Advocacy - Every Student Succeeds Act

Link to the NASP webpage: ESSA Implementation Resources:
http://www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/current-law-and-policy-pri...

To read more about the ESSA, please visit the Federal Register link at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/12/22/2015-32178/implement...

Mark your calendars

September 15, 2016 Fall Newsletter Submission deadline
October 23, 2016 TASP Board Meeting, Tupelo, Mississippi
October 24-26, 2016 Mid-South Conference, Tupelo, Mississippi
January 28, 2017 TASP Board Meeting, Location TBD
April 15, 2017 TASP Spring Institute
April 15, 2017 TASP Board Meeting, following the Spring Institute

Instagram!

TASP now has an Instagram account! You can access the page by clicking the link below. The link will be stored permanently on the front page of TASP Online.

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TASP is now on Twitter!

TASP is now on Twitter! Please be sure to follow us at twitter.com/TASPonline.

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