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Consolidated Application and Reporting System

The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) is a data collection system to apply for Categorical Program Funding and to report on the use of those funds.

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Centralized Authentication System (CAS)
CAS is CDE's new system for establishing a system user account. The ConApp and Reporting System (CARS) system is the first CDE developed system to use CAS for managing user accounts.

CARS Login

Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Login
Login to the CARS system, which can only be accessed by authorized users who have registered in the CAS system and have been granted rights by their CARS LEA Administrator.


Data Collection Release Schedule (Updated 28-Oct-2015)
Narrative of current release dates and deadlines. Important dates you should know related to the CARS.

Training and User Documents

Purpose: To provide links to individual training documents and webinars/Captivate modules.

CARS-Specific Communication

News Flash Updates
    • CARS Update Flash #49 (Dated 15-Dec-2015)
      News Flash 49 was sent to LEA User Administrators announcing the CARS is on schedule for a Friday, January 15, 2016 release of the data collections.

    • CARS Update Flash #48 (Dated 01-May-2015)
      News Flash 48 was sent to LEA representatives to announce that the 2015 ConApp Spring Release would be available 15-May-2015; and privide information on changes on various Title I programs.

    • CARS Update Flash #47 (Dated 16-Jan-2015)
      News Flash 47 was sent to LEA representatives to announce that the 2014 ConApp Winter Release is available; and provide information about reporting EIA Carryover funds.

    • CARS Update Flash #46 (Dated 09-Jan-2015)
      NewsFlash #46 was sent to LEA representatives to inform of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Requirements.

    • CARS Update Flash #45 (Dated 05-Dec-2014)
      NewsFlash #45 was sent to LEA representatives to provide a summary of the 2014 Winter Release changes.

Older News Flash Updates can be found on the CARS News Flash Update Archive page.

    • DELAC/DAC Input and Local Board Approval Dates
      Handout that was sent out on the ConApp listserv and explains that the DELAC/DAC certification is not interpreted to exclusively mean a review of the final CARS application pages but rather a certification of advisory committee member’s participation in the annual review and advisement process related to the application.

    • Advisory Council Requirements
      This letter briefly addresses the obligations of LEAs in California as it pertains to the establishment of district advisory councils and committees, along with their respective roles in the development and approval of the ConApp.

    • Consolidated Application Requirements - District Advisory Committee Requirements
      This letter addresses the obligations of LEAs in California as it pertains to the establishment of district advisory councils, along with their respective roles in the development and approval of the Consolidated Application.

Useful Information and Links

Application for County-District-School (CDS) Code and School Changes
School districts that plan to open or change a school status need to do so using either the Online Public Update for Schools (OPUS) system or the school forms. Those can be found at the Schools & Districts page.

California School Directory
The California School Directory contains information about all California public schools, private schools, nonpublic nonsectarian schools, school districts, and county offices of education.

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