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IEA Program Information for Participating Schools

Private schools can apply to the department to request to participate in the Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program and accept IEA funding from parents for payment for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks. In order to participate in the IEA Program, private schools must receive approval from the department, and be placed on the approved list of IEA participating schools for the school year in which the school enrolls students in the IEA Program and receives IEA funds in payment for tuition and fees. If approved, private schools can begin accepting IEA funding on the date of approval as noted on the IEA approved participating schools list, through the end of the school year (July 31), unless the school is suspended or removed from the IEA Program.

The IEA Private School Handbook provides the most comprehensive information for private schools about the IEA Program, including the rights and responsibilities of participating schools. The IEA Private School Handbook is meant to supplement the IEA Parent Handbook; all school principals should read both handbooks. More information on the IEA Program can be found on the menu bar on the left side of the screen. See the IEA Resources webpage for resources for private and participating schools. See the IEA Training webpage for training opportunities and recorded webinars specifically designed for participating schools and private schools interested in learning more about the IEA Program.

You can also sign up to receive monthly email updates for the IEA Program here.

Contacts


IEA Team

(615) 253-3781
IEA.Questions@tn.gov