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Instructions for Submitting CDS Changes

Instructions for submitting changes to County-District-School (CDS) information.

Changes to School Information

Public Schools

All public school CDS information changes, except for changes to the school type or open date, must be submitted by the authorized district CDS Coordinator using the Online Public Update for Schools (OPUS)-CDS Web application. Below is a list of the school information that can be changed through the OPUS-CDS Web application.

  • School Name
  • Grade span
  • E-mail Address
  • Web Site
  • Schools Closures
  • Personnel Contact Information (phone, fax, e-mail)
  • Personnel Name
  • Personnel Title
  • School Contact Information (phone, fax, address)
  • School Virtual Status

To request a change to the school type or open date, contact CDS staff via e-mail at cdsadmin@cde.ca.gov.

Charter Schools

In addition to the above school updates, the types of updates listed below may also be made for charter schools by contacting the Charter Schools Division by e-mail at charters@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916-322-6029. For additional information on charter schools, please visit the Charter Schools Resources Web page.

  • Charter School Number
  • Charter Funding Option
  • Charter District of Residence
  • Charter Site Type
  • Charter Start-Up/Conversion

Changes to District/County Office Information

The following types of district or county office changes must be submitted by the district CDS Coordinator using the OPUS-CDS Web application.

  • District Contact Information (phone, fax, address)
  • District E-mail Address
  • District Web Site
  • Superintendent Contact Information (phone, fax, e-mail)
  • Superintendent Name
  • Superintendent Prefix/Suffix
  • Superintendent Title

The following types of district or county office changes may not be submitted through the OPUS-CDS Web application and must be submitted using specific CDS forms. Please contact CDS staff via e-mail at cdsadmin@cde.ca.gov for the appropriate form.

  • District Name
  • District Closures
  • District Closure Date
  • District Opening Date
  • District Type  

NOTE: The District Grade Span cannot be changed and is directly linked to the lowest and highest grades offered by active schools in your district.

Changes to Coordinator Information

Changes to the district CDS Coordinator or the district Information Technology (IT) Coordinator information must be submitted by the district CDS Coordinator, or Superintendent, through the OPUS-CDS Web application.

Questions:   CDS Administration | cdsadmin@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-4014
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 8, 2015

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