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Alternative Form Data Readme File 2008–09

This is a readme file for the 2008–09 Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report-Alternative Form Data.

In fiscal year 2008–09, 290 charter schools in California submitted their unaudited actual financial data using the Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report-Alternative Form.

The self-extracting zipped file alt0809data.exe contains two files: this readme file (alt0809readme.doc) and a Microsoft Access database, alt0809data.mdb. When executed, the files are extracted onto your PC into the default subdirectory C:\charteralternativeform0809\data. (You can change the extract directory.)

For more information related to the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) financial reporting software, visit the SACS Web site.

The alt0809data.mdb access database contains:

Two Data Tables

  • alternative_form_data
  • alternative_form_totals

Four Look-up Description Tables

  • Object
  • CharterFilingAlternativeForm
  • CharterFilingSACS
  • CharterNotFiling
File layouts for the Access database
Alternative_Form_Data

Charter schools information submitted by local educational agencies (LEAs) using the Charter School Alternative Form.

Field

Data Type

Width

Description

Ccode

Text

2

County Code

Dcode

Text

5

District Code

Schoolid

Text

7

School Code

Objectcode

Text

255

Charter School Alternative Form Object Code

Restricted

Number

Double

Restricted

Unrestricted

Number

Double

Unrestricted

Total

Number

Double

Restricted + Unrestricted


Alternative_Form_Totals

Charter School Alternative Form totals by object code.

Field

Data Type

Width

Description

Objectcode

Text

255

Charter School Alternative Form Object Code

Restricted

Number

Double

Restricted

Unrestricted

Number

Double

Unrestricted

Total

Number

Double

Restricted + Unrestricted


Look-up Description Tables
Object

SACS object codes included in the Charter School Alternative Form data.

Field

Data Type

Width

Description

Object

Text

255

Object Code ID

Description

Text

255

Object Description


Charter Schools Filing in the Alternative Form  (290 rows)

The CharterFilingAlternativeForm table contains information about the Charter Schools who filed in the Charter Schools Alternative Form in 2008–09.

Field Name

Data Type

Width

Description

Ccode

Text

2

County Code

Dcode

Text

5

District Code

SchoolID

Text

7

School Code

CharterNumber

Text

10

Charter Number

CharterName

Text

100

Charter Name

ReportLevel

Text

30

Report Level

FundUsed

Text

30

Fund Used


Charter Schools Filing in SACS   (453 rows)

The CharterFilingSACS table contains information about the Charter Schools who filed in the SACS software in 2008–09.

Field Name

Data Type

Width

Description

Ccode

Text

2

County Code

Dcode

Text

5

District Code

SchoolID

Text

7

School Code

CharterNumber

Text

10

Charter Number

CharterName

Text

100

Charter Name

ReportLevel

Text

30

Report Level

FundUsed

Text

30

Fund Used


Report Level: County Office of Education (COE), District, School, State Board

Fund Used: Fund 62, Charter Schools Enterprise Fund; Fund 09, Charter Schools Special Revenue Fund; and Fund 01, General Fund/County School Service Fund

Charter Schools Not Filing (27 rows)

The CharterNotFiling table contains information about the Charter Schools who did not file unaudited actual financial data in 2008–09.

Field Name

Data Type

Width

Description

Ccode

Text

2

County Code

Dcode

Text

5

District Code

SchoolID

Text

7

School Code

CharterNumber

Text

10

Charter Number

CharterName

Text

100

Charter Name


If you have suggestions for what information we might add that would make your analyses easier to perform, please contact the Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services by e-mail or by phone as listed below.

Questions:   Financial Accountability & Information Services | sacsinfo@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-1770
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 17, 2017
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