Fiscal Year 2022 Maintenance of Equity Data: Excepted Local Education Agencies and High-Poverty Schools in Non-Excepted Local Education Agencies
As Iowa's state education agency (SEA), the Iowa Department of Education must comply with several maintenance of equity (MOEquity) requirements by July 8, 2022, for Fiscal Year 2022 (i.e., the 2021-2022 school year). These requirements mandate the SEA publish on its website:
(a) The following local educational agency (LEA)-level maintenance of equity data:
(1) The identity of each LEA in the State that is excepted from LEA-level maintenance of equity requirements under section 2004(c)(2) of the ARP Act and indicate the reason for exception.
(2) For each LEA that is not excepted from the LEA-level maintenance of equity requirements under paragraph (a)(1), the identity of each “high poverty” school, as defined in section 2004(d)(4) of the ARP Act, in that LEA.
(b) A description of how the SEA will ensure that each LEA that is not excepted from LEA-level maintenance of equity requirements is ensuring that its high-poverty schools are protected from any reduction of per-pupil funding by an amount that exceeds the overall per-pupil reduction in the LEA, if any, such that the LEA can make any necessary adjustments in a timely manner including information on when the SEA will determine LEAs are not compliant and the date that the SEA will require non-compliant LEAs to describe what adjustments the LEA will make to be in compliance prior to the start of the next school year.