Local educational agencies (LEAs), including school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, must follow certain federal requirements when accepting federal funds. The federal requirements the LEA must follow under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) include maintenance of effort (MOE) and comparability of services.
NCLB LEA Maintenance of Effort
MOE requires LEAs to maintain their state and local expenditures at a specified level from one fiscal year to the next. If your organization received a federal grant awarded under NCLB, you must comply with MOE requirements to receive your full allocation of federal grant funds for NCLB covered programs.
Comparability of Services
Comparability of services is a fiscal requirement for recipients for Title I, Part A funds under NCLB. LEAs that receive Title I, Part A funds must use their state and local funds to provide comparable services at their campuses receiving Title I, Part A funds compared to campuses that are not receiving Title I, Part A funds.