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Legal and Audits Branch


The Legal and Audits Branch advises and represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the California Department of Education, and the State Board of Education on legal matters, and takes the lead in the department's coordination of audits, complaints and compliance reviews, including reviews of English learner programs.

Keith Yamanaka, General Counsel

Phone: 916-319-0860
Fax: 916-319-0155


Offices and Divisions

Administrative Support & Regulations Adoption
Information regarding notices of proposed actions to adopt, amend or repeal regulations for the California Department of Education, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the California State Board of Education.

Audits & Investigations Division
Conducts a comprehensive program of external, internal, and investigative auditing to evaluate compliance with federal and state program and administrative requirements.

Legal Division
Provide timely, thorough legal advice and representation to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education, and State Board of Education, in furtherance of their official duties and public policy goals.

Questions:   Legal and Audits Branch | 916-319-0860
Last Reviewed: Monday, October 14, 2019
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