2010 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 3 - Finances
Part 2 - Administration of Federal Funds
49-3-201 - General provisions.

49-3-201. General provisions.

(a)  (1)  In case the United States congress enacts any legislation of any character making grants of public moneys to the states for the purpose of promoting the cause of public education, the state board of education is designated as the authority to administer the funds, and the commissioner of education shall represent this state in the administration of the federal legislation.

     (2)  All funds received by this state under and by virtue of the act of congress, as stated in subdivision (a)(1), shall be apportioned to the public schools of less than college grade of the state; provided, that funds so apportioned to the public schools of less than college grade of the state shall be distributed to the several local school systems according to a plan drawn up by the state board of education, which plan shall be compatible with the act of congress.

(b)  Nothing in this section shall interfere with the allocation and administration of federal funds specifically appropriated to institutions of higher education, or for specific purposes; provided, that the funds shall be allocated and administered in accordance with applicable federal law.

(c)  In case federal legislation makes funds available for public schools, for extended services of public schools, for providing local and state supervisory services for public schools, or in case funds are made available through federal legislation previously passed for public schools, the state board of education shall have authority to distribute these funds according to the provisions of the federal act applying to the funds; and the commissioner shall act as the administrator for the state.

(d)  The state board of education and the state board for vocational education are authorized and empowered to serve as the sole agencies of the state for administering any federal funds having to do with education that may be allocated to the state board of education or the state board for vocational education under any present or future acts of the congress.

[Acts 1953, ch. 70, § 34 (Williams, § 2417.209); Acts 1955, ch. 136, § 37; 1967, ch. 289, §§ 1, 2; 1974, ch. 654, § 10; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 49-109.]  

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