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Subject: ARRA/Maintenance of Effort Presentation at MOASBO

Source: Shelley Witherbee, Director, Funds Management

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Financial Administrators, Superintendents

Date: June 11, 2009

The Division presented a segment on Maintenance of Effort, Verification of Excess Cost, and ARRA stimulus funds at the MOASBO Spring Conference in April.  The recording and corresponding PowerPoint presentation are available to view at:  While the recording only covers the MOE portion, the PowerPoint presentation contains all of the subjects covered. 

Please note that at the time of the presentation, we indicated adjustments and exceptions would be reported on the FY09 FER.  Since that time, this has changed.  Exceptions and adjustments will be reported on the FY10 FER.  For more information on this topic, please see the SELS message dated May 18, 2009, on "Changes to Reporting Special Education Maintenance of Effort" located at: