Maintenance of Equity


As a condition of receiving funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, SEAs and LEAs (including the sites within the LEA) are subject to new maintenance of equity (MOEquity) provisions. See Section 2004 of the ARP Act. Maintenance of equity provisions are intended to help ensure that schools and LEAs serving large proportions of historically underserved groups of students—including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, students with disabilities, and students experiencing homelessness—receive an equitable share of State and local funds as they continue to respond to COVID-19.

As directed by the U.S. Department of Education in its updated guidance issued August 6, 2021, SEAs and LEAs are required to make MOEquity data and information publicly available on its website to ensure parents, families, local communities and other education stakeholders are aware of how the SEA and LEA is maintaining equity for LEAs and schools, respectively, with high concentrations of students from low-income families.

Please find below links to an overview document on the requirements of MOEquity, as well as, the baseline data submitted to the U.S. Department of Education on July 30, 2021.

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Last updated on September 27, 2021