Part B – Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS)
Letter to East June 14, 2010 re: MFS*
Clarifies that the word “State” in “State Financial Support” from the governing regulation does not mean only the state educational agency (SEA), but means any state agency (e.g., the state department of health and human services). This is consistent with the portion of the regulation stating that “Agencies in the State other than the SEA [have the responsibility] to provide, or pay for some or all of the costs of a free appropriate public education for any child with a disability in the State.” See §612(a)(18)(A) and §612(a)(11)(B) of IDEA.
* Not to be confused with Letter to East 6/16/2011 LEA MOE, rescinded by Letter to Boundy
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)U.S. Department of Education