(a) The state shall provide special education funds from the Tennessee investment in student achievement formula (TISA), in accordance with title 49, chapter 3, to LEAs and other entities entitled by the laws of this state to receive the funds for providing special education and related services to children with disabilities.

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Terms Used In Tennessee Code 49-10-113

  • Department: means the department of education. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
  • LEA: means a local education agency. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
  • Related services: means :
    (A) Transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education, including speech-language pathology and audiology services. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
  • Special education: means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including instruction conducted in the classroom, home, hospitals, institutions, and other settings, and instruction in physical education. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

(1) Subject to the availability of federal funds, the department shall establish a process for LEAs to request reimbursement for high-cost children with disabilities.
(2) An LEA shall include qualifying services provided to children with disabilities in each public school in the LEA, including charter schools authorized by the LEA, in the LEA’s annual request for high-cost reimbursement.
(3) An LEA shall provide to charter schools authorized by the LEA applicable high-cost reimbursement funds received by the LEA for any qualifying special education expenditures incurred directly by the charter school.