California Education Audit Appeals Panel

The Education Audit Appeals Panel (EAAP) serves as the neutral arbiter in informal and formal administrative appeals by K-12 local education agencies, correcting errors of fact or law and applying where appropriate a statutorily defined test of substantial compliance. EAAP adopts as regulations, according to a statutory timetable, the audit guide used in those annual audits. These activities set clear standards for compliance with education funding requirements, and allow both the state and local education agencies to avoid lengthy and expensive litigation over disputed funding.

The Panel consists of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Director of the Department of Finance, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team.

Statutory Authority

Education Code Sections 14502.1, 41344 and 41344.1.

2014-15 Audit Guide

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the 2014-15 audit guide was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on July 4, 2014.  The Notice and the text of the proposed permanent regulations were posted on this website and distributed to all persons who have requested notification of EAAP regulations on July 24, 2014.

The proposed permanent regulations were formally adopted by the Panel at its September 22, 2014 meeting and are pending Office of Administrative Law review and approval.   The Audit Guide, as adopted by the Panel may be viewed under the Audit Guide tab, Current Audit Guide.