Consortium for the Development of
Full-Service Schools

Welcome to the homepage of the Tennessee Consortium for the Development of Full-Service Schools!

The Tennessee Consortium for the Development of Full-Service Schools is an organization comprised of caring citizens who support the concept of Full-Service Schools as the most significant step that we can now take in improving the lives of our children, their families, and our society through our school systems. The group is dedicated to promoting the concept to school systems, communities, local political organizations, state departments of education, and all other organizations committed to improving services to children and their families.

We do not attempt to define a complete full service school as all schools and communities are in a continuous process of evolution toward achieving the concept. Instead, the TCDFSS, utilizing the strengths of its members, the organizations they represent, and the community at large, works to support those trying to implement the concept, to obtain funds for related activities or to learn more about it.

Membership is voluntary. The TCDFSS meetings serve as a gathering point for the exchange of ideas, concerns, skills and a collective searching for more ways to promote the concept.

Next TCDFSS Meeting:

August 23, 2002 (11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

This meeting will be held at:
Ramsey's Cafeteria on White Ave. behind the Law School

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Minutes From Past Meetings

A History Of Full Service Schools
by Jamey Dobbs, M.S.

This is a brief history of full-service schools that was extracted from the case study by Jamey Dobbs. It includes the references.

Case Study of District Wide Community Schools Systems
by Jamey Dobbs, M.S., Planning, University Of Tennessee

This study of three cities in the Southeast looks at the contribution of community schools to democratic civic life and social interaction. The study is particularly useful for those interested in developing community schools because it also documents the structures, early history, programs, and staffed operation of three community school systems with decades of experience. A detailed history of community schools in the U.S. is included in the literature section. 161 pages. 

For further information contact Jamey Dobbs at (865)-691-6728.

If you have questions about the site or the organization, please contact Joshua Booher.