2021 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 26 - Tennessee Education Savings Account Pilot Program
§ 49-6-2611. Intent of Part — Report by Office of Research and Education Accountability — Effect of Invalidity

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-6-2611 (2021)

    1. The general assembly recognizes this state's legitimate interest in the continual improvement of all LEAs and particularly the LEAs that have consistently had the lowest performing schools on a historical basis. Accordingly, it is the intent of this part to establish a pilot program that provides funding for access to additional educational options to students who reside in LEAs that have consistently and historically had the lowest performing schools.

      1. On January 1 following the third fiscal year in which the program enrolls participating students, and every January 1 thereafter, the office of research and education accountability (OREA), in the office of the comptroller of the treasury, shall provide a report to the general assembly to assist the general assembly in evaluating the efficacy of the program. The report must include, in compliance with all state and federal student privacy laws:
        1. The information contained in the department's annual report prepared pursuant to § 49-6-2606(c);

        2. Academic performance indicators for participating students in the program including, but not limited to, data generated from the tests administered to participating students pursuant to § 49-6-2606(a)(1);

        3. Audit reports prepared by the comptroller of the treasury or the comptroller's designee pursuant to § 49-6-2606(d);

        4. A list of the LEAs that meet the requirements of § 49-6-2602(3)(C)(i) for the most recent year in which the department collected such information; and

        5. Recommendations for legislative action if, based upon the list provided pursuant to subdivision (a)(2)(A)(iv), the LEAs with students who are eligible to participate in the program under § 49-6-2602(3)(C)(i) is no longer consistent with the intent described in subdivision (a)(1).

      2. The department shall assist the OREA in its preparation of the report required under this subdivision (a)(2).

      3. The OREA's initial report to the general assembly under this subdivision (a)(2) must include the information outlined in subdivisions (a)(2)(A)(i)-(iii) for each of the three (3) preceding school years in which the program enrolled participating students.

  1. If any provision of this part or this part's application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, then the invalidity must not affect other provisions or applications of this part that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to that end the provisions of this part are severable.

  2. Notwithstanding subsection (b), if any provision of this part is held invalid, then the invalidity shall not expand the application of this part to eligible students other than those identified in § 49-6-2602(3).

  3. A local board of education does not have authority to assert a cause of action, intervene in any cause of action, or provide funding for any cause of action challenging the legality of this part.
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