Archives for April 2012

News-in-Brief – April 2012

OSEP Rescinds “Maintenance of Effort” Guidance As LDA previously reported (News in Brief, September 2011),the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) issued informal guidance in June 2011 representing a new interpretation of the IDEA local “maintenance of effort” requirement (MOE). The guidance letter said if a school district did not spend all its federal IDEA Part B funds during one fiscal year, its “maintenance of effort” would be reduced in the next fiscal year to the level of the previous year’s actual expenditure. In other words, a school district would have been rewarded if it did… Read More »