Consolidated Application and Reporting SystemThe 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.
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 24-June-2016)
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.
- 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 (Posted 13-May-2016)
- Instructions for completing the Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs.
- User Guide (DOC; 2MB; Updated 20-Nov-2015)
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 15-Jan-2016)
Instructions for completing the previous year Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs.
- CARS Update Flash #53 (Dated 9-June-2016)
News Flash 53 was sent to LEA User Administrators announcing the 2016 Spring Release Webinar video has been posted to YouTube.
- CARS Update Flash #52 (Dated 6-May-2016)
News Flash 52 was sent to LEA User Administrators announcing the CARS is on schedule for a Sunday, May 15, 2016 release of the data collections.
- CARS Update Flash #51 (Dated 22-April-2016)
News Flash 51 was sent to LEA User Administrators to remind CARS users to update their contact information.
- CARS Update Flash #50 (Dated 16-Feb-2016)
News Flash 50 was sent to LEA User Administrators announcing the 2015 Winter Release Webinar video has been posted to YouTube.
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.
- 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.