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School Audits

​All Missouri school districts, including charter schools, are required to be audited annually and to submit a copy of the audit report to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  In addition, districts/charter schools that expend more than $750,000 of federal funds during the fiscal year must have a Single Audit.

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, DESE is implementing the district's annual audit review via the Tiered Monitoring System.  This system will automate several manual processes and provide a systematic, interactive approach to resolve audit findings.

Use of the Tiered Monitoring System is mandatory beginning with the 2013-2014 school year audit documents.  The audit submission deadline of December 31 has not been affected by the implementation of the new process.


Contact Information

Phone:     573-751-9437
Fax:         573-526-2809
Email:      audits@dese.mo.gov