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.