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. 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.

2015-16 Supplemental Audit Guide

At its February 23, 2016 meeting, the Panel directed staff to begin the regular rulemaking process leading to eventual adoption, following public comment, of amendments to the audit guide to address legislative changes in the conditions of apportionment of school funding.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the permanent supplemental regulations was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on March 25, 2016. The Notice provides information on the public comment process, including informing interested parties of their ability to submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016.  For all documents related to this rulemaking, please see the rulemaking section of this website.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (March 25, 2016)

2016-17 Annual Audit Guide

At its March 28, 2016 meeting, the Panel directed staff to begin the regular rulemaking process leading to eventual adoption, following public comment, of amendments to the audit guide to address legislative changes in the conditions of apportionment of school funding.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the permanent regulations was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on April 22, 2016. The Notice provides information on the public comment process, including informing interested parties of their ability to submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016.  For all documents related to this rulemaking, please see the rulemaking section of this website.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (April 22, 2016)