On April 28, 2015, regulations for Part B of IDEA were amended—specifically, the requirements governing MOE (maintenance of effort). The new rule:

  • requires LEAs to spend at least as much on special education as they did the prior year,
  • details what happens if an LEA fails to do so,
  • spells out what the MOE will be for the year following a failure, and
  • provides 4 clear exceptions to the requirement that LEAs maintain their fiscal support for special education.

Read the final rule at  https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/04/28/2015-09755/assistance-to-states-for-the-education-of-children-with-disabilities