1. Each LEA shall annually submit to the department, at a minimum, the following information in accordance with the department’s guidelines:

    1. A census of children with disabilities showing the total number and distribution of children within the LEA’s jurisdiction who are provided special education and related services;
    2. An assurance that IDEA funds will be used to supplement, and not to supplant, state and local funds, and will be expended only for the excess cost of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities;
    3. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 49-10-115

      • Department: means the department of education. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
      • FAPE: means a free appropriate public education in compliance with the IDEA. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
      • IDEA: means the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
      • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
      • LEA: means a local education agency. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
      • Related services: means :

        1. 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
        2. 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
        3. 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
        4. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    4. An assurance that, to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are educated with children without disabilities;
    5. A detailed budget and end of the year report of expenditures of all funds available to provide special education and related services; and
    6. An assurance that a FAPE is available to all children with disabilities between the ages of three (3) and twenty-one (21), inclusive, including children who reach twenty-two (22) years of age during the school year and children who have been suspended or expelled for more than ten (10) school days in a school year.
  2. The department shall annually report on the department’s website, at a minimum, the following information:

    1. The number and percentage of children with disabilities in this state;
    2. The number and percentage of children with disabilities, disaggregated by disability category;
    3. The participation and performance of children with disabilities on state assessments; and
    4. Other performance indicators for children with disabilities.
  3. The report created by the department of education pursuant to this section must exclude any personally identifiable information and must be created in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g), § 10-7-504, and any other relevant state or federal privacy law.