New federal provisions on maintenance of effort requirement under IDEA

A provision included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. 2014 (signed by the President in January) sets forth the level of effort a local educational agency (LEA) must meet under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Part B in the year after it fails to maintain the level of local, or State and local, expenditures for the education of children with disabilities (known as LEA MOE). The provision is effective for the federal fiscal year 2014 Part B grants, which are awarded on July 1, 2014.

The attached letter provides a full description of this requirement.

If you have any questions, please contact tyler.backus@maine.gov in the Department’s Office of Special Services.

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  1. The dates included in this communication did not afford me an opportunity to hear the correspondence on this change. This letter was shared on March 26, but the date for the sharing of the specific changes was March 21. Perhaps I missed a communication somewhere in between. If this is the case my apologies and wonder if there will be another opportunity to hear about the specifics.
    Patti Bradstreet

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