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 04-Dec-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).
- Process To Follow If You Forget Your CARS Password (Posted 04-Dec-2013)
- Current Program Instructions (Updated 15-Jan-2014)
Instructions for completing the Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs.
- User Guide (DOC; 2MB; Updated 14-Jan-2014)
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 #43 (Dated 07-Mar-2014)
NewsFlash #43 was sent to LEA representatives to remind LEAs of the Winter 2013 collection period deadline.
- CARS Update Flash #42 (Dated 26-Feb-2014)
NewsFlash #42 was sent to LEA representatives to inform LEAs of plans for the Spring 2014 CARS release.
- CARS Update Flash #41 (Dated 14-Feb-2014)
NewsFlash #41 was sent to LEA representatives to remind LEAs to certify the data collections as early as possible to avoid the last minute rush, and to announce that the 2013 Winter Webinar is available.
- CARS Update Flash #40 (Dated 14-Jan-2014)
NewsFlash #40 was sent to LEA representatives to inform the LEAs that the 2013 Winter Release is available and that the FAQs have been updated.
- CARS Update Flash #39 (Dated 04-Dec-2013)
NewsFlash #39 was sent to LEA representatives to inform the LEAs of the 2013 Winter Release key dates and a summary of 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.