Part B – Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
Letter to Lovato
This letter responds to questions about the use of MOE exceptions using examples of a provider who is a consultant and leaves the LEA. The letter explains that an LEA may take the exception under 34 CFR §300.204(a) for the voluntary departure, or departure for just cause, regardless of whether a special education teacher or related services provider is an employee of the public agency or an independent contractor.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)U.S. Department of Education