CARES Act Equitable Services Interim Final Rule Vacated – Now What?
On Friday, September 4th, a D.C. District Court judge vacated the Interim Final Rule from the U.S. Department of Education on providing equitable services under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This means that ED’s interim final rule is not enforceable. However, this brings about more questions than answers. Can SEAs and LEAs continue to use the various methodology options under the IFR? Must LEAs recalculate their proportionate share? What about expenditures already made? May all teachers and students continue to be served? This virtual training will review the applicable court cases, discuss the consequences of the decisions, and provide recommendations and best practices in light of the legal standards and defenses for moving forward.
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:
- Grant and program administrators
- Grant program staff
- State, district and school personnel
- Program monitors
What Will You Learn?
- Review the statutory requirements for equitable services under the CARES Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
- Discuss the status and outcome of relevant court cases.
- Understand how the recent court order impacts the equitable services calculation under the CARES Act.
- Be able to distinguish between how the rule impacts calculations in contrast to services provided under the Equitable Services requirement.
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