Register for User Account
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.
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 11-Sep-2013)
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.
- Online Training
Self help online demonstration modules of the Introduction to CARS, User Access, and system functionalities.
- ConApp Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS).
- Current Program Instructions | DOC (1MB; Updated 09-Jul-2013)
Instructions for completing the Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs.
- User Guide (DOC; 2MB; Updated 29-May-2012)
A guide to provide CARS users with the knowledge needed to navigate efficiently through the CARS and to enter or view data.
- Prior Year Program Instructions (Posted 27-Sep-2013)
Instructions for completing the previous year Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs.
- CARS Update Flash #38 (Dated 11-Sep-2013)
NewsFlash #38 was sent to LEA representatives to inform the LEAs that the 2013 Fall Release has been postponed, identify the 2013 Winter Release key dates, a revised FAQ web page, an EIA update, and a web document that clarifies what is expected of LEAs that are part of a district reorganization.
- CARS Update Flash #37 (Dated 02-May-2013)
NewsFlash #37 was sent to LEA representatives to inform the LEAs about the CALPADS data dependency on CARS for school Title I program status, local board and advisory committee review dates, preliminary list of spring 2013 data collection changes, data flow for school funding plans, and a CARS graphic organizer.
- CARS Update Flash #36 (Dated 22-Mar-2013)
NewsFlash #36 was sent to LEA representatives to clarify the process to request that a data collection be reopened.
- CARS Update Flash #35 (Dated 01-Feb-2013)
NewsFlash #35 was sent to LEA representatives to inform the LEAs of the availability of the 2012-13 CARS Winter Release Webinar.
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.