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CARS Update Flash #22

Memo to LEA representatives to provide an update on the closing process of the Free and Reduced Price Meal Report and announce that the current ConApp instructions have been included in CARS.

To:            Local Educational Agency (LEA) Staff

From:       CARS Project Team

Date:        August 9, 2012

2011-12 Free and Reduced Price Meal Report

The 2011-12 Free and Reduced Price Meal Report was due Friday, August 3. The data collection is scheduled to close on Friday, August 10. The data collection close date cannot be extended. If the data collection is not certified by Friday, August 10, all draft data will be deleted from the database.

The CARS Support Desk will not accept requests to reopen the data collection after the close occurs. The second collection period for the Free and Reduced Price Meal data is targeted for early October after the CALPADS Fall 2011 correction window closes.

Data Entry Instructions
The Data Entry Instructions links for the 2012-13 Spring Phase I data collections have been updated and now display the appropriate fiscal year instructions.
For More Information on CARS

You can find more information on the CARS Web page.

If you have any further questions regarding CARS, feel free to e-mail the ConApp Support Desk at conappsupport@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   ConApp Support Desk | conappsupport@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0297
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