Deadlines for Formal Appeal

Upon receipt of a letter from the State Controller’s Office (SCO) certifying that the audit report conforms to the reporting standards contained in the audit guide, an LEA has 60 days in which to request a formal appeal from EAAP. If the local education agency has submitted a request for summary review, the LEA has 30 days after receipt of EAAP’s determination letter in which to file a request for formal appeal of the finding(s) involved in the summary review.

Requests may be made by fax as well as mail, and an LEA may choose to file a request for formal appeal without first requesting a summary review. Note that a faxed request may be the most reliable way to ensure that the deadline is met.