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State Board Policy

DESCRIPTOR TERM: Maintenance of Local Effort
CODE: 9204
ADOPTION DATE: June 21, 1991
REVISION: October 21, 2011

The State Board of Education shall not allow any payment to be made to any local educational agency unless the State Board finds the following to exist:

A. In the case of a local educational agency, the combined fiscal effort per student, or the aggregate expenditures of that agency with respect to the provisions of career and technical education for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the determination is made, shall not be less than such combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate expenditures for that purpose for the second preceding fiscal year.

B. The Maintenance of Effort for secondary school programs will be collected through the Annual Financial Report submitted to the Mississippi Department of Education. The Office shall notify the local educational agency of its approval or of any noted discrepancies. If any noted discrepancies are not alleviated, funds shall be withheld on the basis of failure to provide/prove maintenance of effort.

C. Postsecondary institutions shall file a Maintenance of Effort of Expenditure Form with the Office of Career and Technical education on or before November 15 of each year. The Office shall notify the local educational agency of its approval or of any noted discrepancies. If any noted discrepancies are alleviated, funds shall be withheld on the basis of failure to provide/prove maintenance of effort.

D. Programs funded with non-plan funds are not required to file a Maintenance of Effort Expenditure form with the Office of Career and Technical Education.


Legal Reference: Public Law 101-392, Section 502


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