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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, including charter 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
  • Magnet Status
  • Virtual Status
  • Physical Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone or Fax Number
  • Principal Contact Information – (name, title, e-mail, phone, or fax)
  • Chief Business Official Contact Information – (name, title, e-mail, or phone) **for charter schools only**
  • School Closure Date

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

Charter Schools

Charter schools are to work with their authorizing agency’s CDS coordinator to submit changes to CDS information, as described above. To request changes to information that is specific to charter schools, such as funding type, site type, etc., contact 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

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 E-mail Address
  • District Web Site
  • District Physical Address
  • District Mailing Address
  • District Phone or Fax Number
  • Superintendent Contact Information – (name, title, e-mail, phone, or fax)
  • Chief Business Official Contact Information – (name, title, e-mail, or phone)

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 Open Date
  • District Closure 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 can be made through the OPUS-CDS Web application.

Questions:   CDS Administration | cdsadmin@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-4014
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 4, 2016