How LEAs and SEAs Can Use CAROI to Address Noncompliance (July 18, 2023)



The U.S. Education Department has encouraged states and locals to use cooperative audit resolution for the past 30 years, and yet this process has gained little traction nationwide. We are finally seeing evidence of more states resorting to this protocol now that it is firmly embraced in the Uniform Guidance. We will discuss what the process entails, and how it may be used to avoid recovery of funds. We will also track how states have used CAROI with the U.S. Education Department to successfully resolve audits, and how States have used the process to resolve audits with LEAs.