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CARS NewsFlash #56

News Flash 56 was sent to LEA User Administrators announcing the CARS is on schedule for a Monday, May 15, 2017 release of the data collections.

To:           Consolidated Application Subscription List, CARS LEA User Administrators

From:       Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Project Team

Date:        May 3, 2017

Subject:    Consolidated Application and Reporting System Update FLASH #56

2017–18 Spring Release

The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) is on schedule for a Monday, May 15, 2017 release of the data collections listed on the CARS Data Collection Release Schedule Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/co/carsschedule.asp. All data collections will have a deadline date of June 30, 2017.

Summary of Changes

Due to the transition year from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) there are a significant number of changes in this release. Below is a list of forms with changes, a brief summation of the change and the California Department of Education (CDE) program staff to contact if you have questions.

2015–16 Title I, Part D Fiscal Year Expenditure, 24 Months
Form contact: Karen Steinhaus 916-319-0946

  • New data collection

2016–17 Title I, Part D Fiscal Year Expenditure, 12 Months
Form contact: Karen Steinhaus 916-319-0946

  • New data collection

2016–17 Title I, Part A School Program Improvement Activities
Form contact: Jacqueline Matranga 916-445-4905

  • Removed all student counts related to Choice/SES
  • Only displays to local educational agencies (LEAs) with one or more funded schools in program improvement (PI) Year 3, 4, or 5

2016–17 Title II, Part A Fiscal Year Expenditure Report, 12 Months
Form contact: Melissa Flemmer 916-324-5689

  • Added Unspent Funds calculated display element

2016–17 Title III, Part A Immigrant Nonprofit Private School Students Served
Form contact: Patty Stevens 916-323-5838

  • New data collection

2017–18 Certification of Assurances
Form contact: Joy Paull 916-319-0297

  • Removed all reference to LEA Plan

2017–18 Application for Funding

  • Title I, Part D only displays to LEAs on eligibility list (Contact: Karen Steinhaus 916-319-0946)
  • Participation references to Title VI changed to Title V; new eligibility lists allow eligible LEA to choose to apply for Title V, Part B Subpart 1 Small, Rural School Achievement Grant or Title V, Part B Subpart 2 Rural and Low-Income Grant (Contact: Susan Myers 916-319-0652)

2017–18 School Student Counts Projected
Form contact: EIA/SCE Alan Frank 916-319-0251

  • Change in low income measures; removed CalWORKs and added Social Security Insurance (SSI)

2017–18 Nonprofit Private School Consultation
Form contact: Sylvia Hanna 916-319-0948

  • New data collection

2017–18 Other ESEA Nonprofit Private School Participation
Form contacts: Title II, Part A - Geeta Rezvani 916-323-5595 or Title III, Part A for EL and Immigrant - Geoffrey Ndirangu 916-323-5831

  • School grid is determined by Nonprofit Private School Consultation results

2017–18 Title I, Part A Nonprofit Private School Participation
Form contact: Sylvia Hanna 916-319-0948

  • School grid is determined by Nonprofit Private School Consultation results

2017–18 Title I, Part A Planned School Allocations
Form contact: Lana Zhou 916- 319-0956

  • New exception code: k- using EIA/SCE carryover funds
  • Changed definition of a small district – removed single school per grade span
  • Removed exception code: c – Funded by other allowable sources
  • Eligible schools include high schools with a low income percentage equal to or greater than 50 percent

2017–18 Title III, Part A Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Budget
Form contact: Patty Stevens 916-323-5838 or Geoffrey Ndirangu 916-323-5831

  • New data collection

2017–18 Title III, Part A English Learner Student Program Subgrant Budget
Form contact: Patty Stevens 916-323-5838 or Geoffrey Ndirangu 916-323-5831

  • New data collection

Title I, Part A Program Improvement Expenditures and Reallocation Criteria

  • No longer collected

Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Policies

  • No longer collected
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System Data Dependency on CARS for School Title I Program Status

The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) End of Year 2 (EOY2) data collection is dependent on data that LEAs certify in the CARS Title I, Part A Notification of Authorization of Schoolwide Program (SWP) data collection.

If the LEA has not already certified their 2016–17 Title I, Part A Notification of Authorization of SWP school data, CALPADS will consider all schools in the district as target assistance (TAS). The TAS/SWP status in CALPADS cannot be updated until the LEA has certified the data in CARS.

If you have questions about SWP eligibility or have questions related to the 2016–17 Title I, Part A Notification of Authorization of Schoolwide Program form, please contact Franco Rozic, Title I Monitoring and Support Office at frozic@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916-319-0269.

Additional Information

Additional information about CARS is available on the CDE CARS Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/co/cars.asp.

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

If this e-mail was forwarded to you and you wish to subscribe to the Consolidated Application e-mail list, please send a blank e-mail to join-consolidated-application@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   ConApp Support Desk | conappsupport@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0297
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 1, 2017
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