Boards of education located in counties that are adjacent to other states may contract with the appropriate local or state officials in the adjoining state for the education of children in kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12); provided, that the board of education of the Tennessee school district and the commissioner of education determine that such an arrangement is the most economical way of providing a reasonable education for children under the jurisdiction of such boards. The contract shall be executed by the appropriate board of education and approved by the commissioner and the attorney general and reporter prior to the enrollment of the children in the schools of the other state. The cost of educating the children in accordance with the terms of such contracts shall constitute a part of the costs of the basic education program (BEP) of the respective school district. Any local board of education entering such contract shall be relieved of all liability for the subject children during the term of the contract. The contract may be renewed annually at the discretion of the board.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 49-6-3108
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- 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.
- local board of education: means the board of education that manages and controls the respective local public school system. See Tennessee Code 49-1-103
- Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
- 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