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Alternative Form Data Readme File 2010–11

This is a readme file for the 2010–11 Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report-Alternative Form Data.

For fiscal year 2010–11, 346 charter schools in California submitted their year-end unaudited actual (UA) financial data using the Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report—Alternative Form, sometimes referred to as the “Charter Alt Form.”

The self-extracting zipped file alt1011data.exe contains two files: this readme file (alt1011readme.doc) and a Microsoft Access database, alt1011data.mdb. When executed, the files are extracted onto your PC into the default subdirectory C:\charteralternativeform1011\data. (You can change the extract directory.)

For more information related to the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) financial reporting software, visit the SACS Web page.

The alt1011data.mdb Access database contains:

Two Financial Data Tables

  • Alternate_Form_Data
  • Alternate_Form_Totals

Two Look-up Description Tables

  • Object
  • Charters [includes charter schools’ Regular Education average daily attendance (ADA) and Special Education ADA]
File Layouts for the Access Database
Alternate_Form_Data

Charter schools information submitted by local educational agencies (LEAs) using the Charter School Alternative Form.

Field Data Type Width Description

Ccode

Text

2

County Code

Dcode

Text

5

District Code

SchoolID

Text

7

School Code

ObjectCode

Text

255

Charter School Alternative Form Object Code

Restricted

Number

Double

Restricted

Unrestricted

Number

Double

Unrestricted

Total

Number

Double

Restricted + Unrestricted


Alternate_Form_Totals

Charter School Alternative Form totals by Object code.

Field Data Type Width Description

Objectcode

Text

255

Charter School Alternative Form Object Code

Restricted

Number

Double

Restricted

Unrestricted

Number

Double

Unrestricted

Total

Number

Double

Restricted + Unrestricted


Look-up Description Tables
Object

SACS Object codes included in the Charter School Alternative Form data.

Field Data Type Width Description

Object

Text

255

Object Code ID

Description

Text

255

Object Description


Charters

The Charters table contains information about the Charter Schools that filed in SACS, that filed in the Charter School Alternative Form, and that did not file year-end unaudited actual financial data for fiscal year 2010–11.

Field Name Data Type Width Description

Ccode

Text

2

County Code

Dcode

Text

5

District Code

SchoolID

Text

7

School Code

CharterNumber

Text

10

Charter Number

CharterName

Text

100

Charter Name

ReportType

Text

100

Report Type

ReportLevel

Text

30

Report Level

FundUsed

Text

30

Fund Used

RegularADA

Number

Double

Regular Education Average Daily Attendance

SpecialEdADA

Number

Double

Special Education Average Daily Attendance


Charter School Reporting Record Counts
Report Type
Alternative Form SACS Total Reported Did not report

346

563

909

5

Report Level
County Office of Education (COE) District School State Board

29

426

425

29

Fund Used in SACS
General Fund/County School Service Fund (Fund 01) Used Charter Schools Special Revenue Fund (Fund 09) Used Charter Schools Enterprise Fund (Fund 62) Used

112

207

244



If you have suggestions for what information we might add that would make your analyses easier to perform, please contact the Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services by e-mail or by phone as listed in the Questions section of this page.

Questions:   Financial Accountability & Information Services | sacsinfo@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-1770
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 12, 2019