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CARS Update Flash #39

NewsFlash #39 was sent to LEA representatives to inform the LEAs of the 2013 Winter Release key dates and a summary of changes.

To:        Local Educational Agency (LEA) Staff

From:   CARS Project Team

Date:         December 4, 2013

Subject:    CARS Update FLASH #39

Limited Support During Winter Holidays
We will have limited support on the CARS Support Desk from Monday, December 23, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. We encourage you to take a few minutes in the next couple of weeks to ensure that your login password is up-to-date. Attached is a user guide that contains information on maintaining your user login ID and password. Note that the system for doing so is separate from CARS.
2013 Winter Release – Key Dates and Summary of Changes

As we mentioned in our last Newsflash in September, the Winter data collections will be released on January 15, 2014, and will be due on February 28, 2014. In addition, the collection of the Title II and Title III 2011-12 final expenditure/obligation data is postponed until the 2013 Winter Release in an effort to reduce the reporting burden for LEAs.

As a heads up, below is a list of changes the various program offices have specified for the Winter data collections. If you have questions about these changes, please contact the appropriate program office.

2011–12 Title I, Part A Closeout Report
2012–13 Title I, Part A Carryover
2012–13 Economic Impact Aid Carryover
2013–14 School Student Counts Actuals
2013–14 Economic Impact Aid LEA Reservations and School Allocation Calculation
2013–14 Title I Part A School Allocations
2013–14 Title I, Part A Program Improvement Midyear Activities and Expenditure Report

In addition, the eight member districts of the Core Office to Reform Education (CORE) requested and received a 2013-14 waiver from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on certain requirements under No Child Left Behind. The following changes or exemptions apply ONLY to the eight LEAs who received the waiver.

2013–14 Title II, Part A LEA Allocations and Reservations
2013–14 Federal Transferability
2013–14 Title I, Part A Notification of Authorization of Schoolwide Program
2013–14 Title I, Part A LEA Allocations
2013–14 Title I, Part A Reservations Required
2013–14 Title I, Part A Reservations Allowed
2013–14 Title I Part A School Allocations
Additional Information

Additional information about the CARS is available on the CDE CARS Web page.

If you have any further questions regarding CARS, please contact the ConApp Support Desk by e-mail at conappsupport@cde.ca.gov.

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