Part B – Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
Letter to a Chief State School Officer
This 2014 letter clarifies that the level of effort an LEA must meet under IDEA regulations—in the year after it fails to maintain effort—is the level that would have been required in the absence of that failure and not the LEA’s reduced level of expenditures. It also provides examples of LEAs that meet and those that do not meet the MOE compliance and eligibility requirements. See §613(a)(2)(A)(iii).
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)U.S. Department of Education