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5550 - Maintenance of Fiscal Effort(Title I Programs)

Policy: Maintenance of Fiscal Effort(Title I Programs) Policy Number: 5550
Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002 Date Revision Adopted: 11/06/2019
Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/20/2019 Date of Next Review: 09/28/2022
Replacement of Policy Number:  

A Local Educational Agency (LEA) may receive its full allocation of Title I funds if the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate expenditures of state and local funds with respect to the provision of free public education in the (LEA) for preceding fiscal year was not less than ninety percent 
(90%) of the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate expenditures for the second preceding fiscal year.  

In determining an LEA’s compliance with the maintenance of effort requirement, the State Education Agency (SEA) shall consider the LEA’s expenditures from state and local funds for free public education. These include expenditures for administration, instruction, attendance, health services, student transportation services, plant operation and maintenance, fixed charges, and net expenditures to cover deficits for food services and student body activities.

The SEA shall not consider the following expenditures in determining an LEA’s compliance with the maintenance of effort requirements:
 
a)    Any expenditures for community services, capital outlay, and debt service
b)    Any expenditures made from funds provided by the federal government for which the LEA is required to account to the federal government directly or through the SEA.

The Board of Education assigns the School Treasurer the responsibility of reviewing, as part of the budgeting process, combined fiscal effort so that expenditures of state and local funds with respect to the provision of free public education per student and in the aggregate for any fiscal year are not budgeted at less than ninety percent (90%) of the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate of expenditures for the preceding fiscal year.

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994
34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200


 
 
Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080