November 4, 2011
Dear County and District Chief Business Officials, and Charter School Administrators:
We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2011 edition of the California School Accounting Manual (CSAM), which was approved by the State Board of Education on September 8, 2011. California Education Code Section 41010 requires that school districts use systems to record their financial affairs that comply with the definitions, instructions, and procedures published in this manual.
In addition to routine updates to account codes and technical clarifications to existing guidance, CSAM 2011:
A complete summary of all changes is attached.
Electronic versions of CSAM 2011 (both the complete manual and the changed sections only) are available for viewing, printing, and downloading on our Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/ac/sa/.
Hard copies of the complete CSAM 2011 (ISBN 978-0-8011-1724-4) will soon be available from the California Department of Education (CDE) Press Sales Office. If you wish to order hard copies of CSAM 2011, they are available for $39.95 each plus sales tax, shipping, and handling charges.
Should you have any questions or need assistance with the information contained in CSAM, please contact the Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services by phone at 916-322-1770 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Hannan, Director
School Fiscal Services Division