One of the primary purposes of TOSS is to promote the interest of education in Tennessee across government while focusing on the specific needs of local education agencies.
TOSS leadership works in partnership with various educational entities in formulating positions for consideration by various governmental bodies. TOSS's government relations efforts involve Tennessee Government's General Assembly, departments, agencies, boards and commissions and The Federal Government on a variety of legislative, administrative and regulatory matters.
Most of TOSS's efforts occur with the General Assembly, State Department of Education and The Governor's Office. In the General Assembly the majority of TOSS's legislative activity transpires in the Senate and Ho