Archives for September 2011

News-in-Brief – September 2011

Department Alters Local Maintenance of Effort Interpretation The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, has issued informal guidance that appears to change its interpretation of the IDEA local maintenance of effort requirement (MOE). The purpose of the MOE provision is to ensure consistency in the amount school districts spend on special education and related services from year to year. The new interpretation, which allows school districts to reduce the amount of funds spent on special education, has the potential to jeopardize important services for students with disabilities. The memo dated June 16, 2011, states that, if… Read More »