Electronic Submissions

Charter schools, regional education service centers (ESCs), and school districts must submit their annual financial and compliance report (AFR), district improvement plan for school districts and charter schools), campus improvement plan(s) (for school districts and charter schools), and local evaluations (for school districts and charter schools) in electronic format to the Financial Compliance Division. This page provides information about

  • the documents districts and ESCs must submit,
  • the documents charters must submit,
  • instructions for submitting the required documents, and
  • additional information related to submitting the AFR and related documents.

Important Reminders

  • The Texas Education Code (TEC), §44.008, does not provide for any extension when the date falls on a holiday or weekend. The AFR is not required to be submitted earlier.
  • A complete, board approved, and signed AFR in PDF format must be received through the AUDIT application in the TEA Login (TEAL) secure environment to meet submission requirements.
  • Emailing of the required AFR files does not meet submission requirements.
  • The AUDIT application in TEAL is open 24 hours, seven days a week to accept electronic AFR submissions.

Annual Financial and Compliance Report Submission—Districts and ESCs 

A school district or an ESC must send the AFR (as a PDF) and related data feed text file to the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

A district or ESC submits its AFR through the AUDIT application in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL). See the appropriate link in the TEAL section below to set up an account. 

Annual Financial and Compliance Report Submission—Charter Schools 

A charter school must send its AFR (as a PDF) and related data to TEA.

A charter school submits its AFR through the AUDIT application in TEAL. Refer to the appropriate link below to set up an account. 

District and Campus Improvement Plans Submission—Districts and Charter Schools 

A school district or charter school must send in the district improvement plan, campus improvement plan(s), and local evaluations as a PDF to TEA.

TEAL Applications 

Submit the electronic reports through the AUDIT application in TEAL. Refer to the appropriate link below to set up an account.

Application for TEAL AUDIT Account — District Users: TEAL Logon Page

Application for TEAL AUDIT Account — CPAs only (PDF, 120 KB)

Instructions for setting up AUDIT Application access for CPAs in TEAL (Word, 33 KB)

TEAL Audit Application Roles

The AUDIT application user roles for submitting the AFR, State Compensatory Education (SCE) files, and depository contract information are listed below.

When working with both AFR and depository contract submissions, request the appropriate role:

Charter AFR and Depository Contract User

or

ISD AFR and Depository Contract User

Users who will be submitting SCE files (that is district and campus improvement plans) must apply for a role which includes: “– Submits annual financial report." 

  • Charter AFR User - Submits AFR
  • Charter AFR and Depository Contract User - Submits AFR and depository contract
  • ISD User - Submits annual financial report
  • ISD AFR and Depository Contract User - Submits AFR and depository contract
  • Depository Contract User - Submit only depository contract
  • CPA Personnel - Submits AFR (CPA firm users only)  
Contact Information

Tiffany Martin (512) 936-1776 or tiffany.martin@tea.texas.gov

Paul Moreno (512) 475-2228 or paul.moreno@tea.texas.gov

Financial Compliance Division

Phone: (512) 463-9095

Fax: (512) 463-1777

Email: schoolaudits@tea.texas.gov