Part B – Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
Letter to Gill
This 2011 letter clarifies that the regulation stating that for any fiscal year for which the allocation by an LEA under IDEA exceeds the amount that the LEA received for the previous fiscal year, the LEA may reduce the level of expenditures otherwise required by IDEA by not more than 50 percent of the amount of that excess does not restrict the MOE reductions that may be made because of the five exceptions. See 34 CFR §300.205(a) and 34 CFR §300.204.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)U.S. Department of Education