Student Congress on Policies in Education
The Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) is an annual conference hosted by the Tennessee School Boards Association. It brings together 9th-12th grade students from across the state to discuss current topics in education. Participants explore education issues through mock school board meetings and group discussions. At the end of the day, participants meet as a congress where each group’s student leader debates on one of the day’s topics. These events are designed to give students an understanding of how school boards operate. Students express their opinions by voting on position statements involving the debated issues. Finally, delegates elect SCOPE officers from among the day’s speakers. The Fund for Excellence underwrites the cost for Hamilton County’s student delegation to attend the conference.