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Financial Reporting

Software used by local educational agencies in preparing budgets, interim reports, and year-end financial reports to the California Department of Education.

The alternative format approved by the State Board of Education for those charter schools that elect not to report using the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) is available in the Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report-Alternative Form section.

SACS2013ALL Software

The Standardized Account Code Structure SACS2013ALL software contains the components necessary to prepare the 2013–14 budget and interim reports and the 2012–13 unaudited actual reports. The software is available in the SACS2013ALL software (Updated October 18, 2013) page. Be sure to check SACS2013ALL Software: Known Problems/Fixes below.

Note Regarding Windows 7: Some users have reported problems running the SACS software on Windows 7 PCs. A workaround has been posted to the SACS2013ALL Software: Known Problems/Fixes Web page.

What's New?

Please refer to the readme.txt file installed with the software for a summary of the changes made to the SACS2013ALL software October 18, 2013 update. Also, be sure to check "SACS2013ALL Software: Known Problems/Fixes" below for any updates subsequent to the October 18, 2013 SACS2013ALL software release.

Need to Update Your Validation Tables?

The sacs2013setup2.exe file (in the SACS2013ALL software updated October 18, 2013 page) contains the most current validation tables at the time the software was released, dated October 18, 2013. Any subsequent validation table updates will need to be downloaded and added to the software. The Validation Tables page contains software update instructions.

SACS2013ALL Software: Known Problems/Fixes

The sacs2013setup2.exe file (in the SACS2013ALL software updated October 18, 2013 page) will not include fixes made subsequent to the October 18, 2013, SACS2013ALL software release. If any problems are found, we will list them on the SACS2013ALL Software: Known Problems/Fixes page and provide any revised files or workaround instructions. All revised files will need to be applied separately after the software is installed.

SACS2013ALL Budget Software Release Letter

2013 Standardized Account Code Structure Software - ALL Release

SACS2013 Budget Software

You may need to refer to the SACS2013 Budget Software used to report the 2013–14 budget reports.

Financial Reporting and Fiscal Oversight Calendars

County Office of Education (COE) Calendar 2013
COE Oversight Calendar 2013
District Calendar 2013
Summary Calendar 2013

The sacs2013allsetup2.exe file (in the SACS2013ALL software updated October 18, 2013 page) also downloads these calendars to your C:\SACS2013ALL\Calendars and Manuals subdirectory.

Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report-Alternative Form

The 2012–13 Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report Alternative Form page has links to download the Alternative Form as well as the Alternative Form User Guide. Please refer to the "General Information" and the "Accounting Guidance" sections of the user guide for more detailed instructions on how to use and submit the Alternative Form.

Need Assistance?

For assistance with the SACS software or the Charter School Alternative Form, districts should call their county office of education, and charter schools should call their authorizing agency. County offices may contact us using the contact information in the Questions Section of this page.

Questions:   Financial Accountability & Information Services | sacsinfo@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-1770
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