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OPUS-CDS Application and Resources

Access to the Online Public Update for Schools (OPUS) - County-District-School (CDS) Web application, as well as resources to assist authorized local educational agency (LEA) CDS coordinators in using the application.

OPUS-CDS Web Application

OPUS-CDS Web Application
The OPUS-CDS web application is used by authorized LEA CDS coordinators to notify the California Department of Education (CDE) of updates to information contained in the California School Directory. These updates may include changes in things such as contact information, personnel, agency name, grade span, etc. A user name and password are required to access this Web application.

NOTE: Not all school and/or LEA information can be updated using the OPUS-CDS application. Users should refer to the Instructions for Submitting CDS Changes (also listed in the Resources below) for details regarding which updates can be made using the OPUS-CDS application and for instructions for submitting changes to data that are not maintained through OPUS-CDS.


Instructions for Submitting CDS Changes
This Web page contains instructions that specify which updates can be made using the OPUS-CDS application for schools, charters, district/county offices, and CDS coordinators.

OPUS-CDS Frequently Asked Questions
This Web page contains answers to commonly asked questions related to the CDS administration and the usage of the OPUS-CDS Web application to submit changes.

Public School Directory Style Sheet
The California Department of Education's standards for reporting Directory information, such as school/district names, emails, web and physical/mailing addresses, and personnel titles.

County-District-School Administration
Information on the administration of CDS codes, which is the Department’s method for tracking California schools. Includes resources and information for obtaining a CDS code and maintaining directory information.

California School Directory
This directory contains information about California public schools, private schools, nonpublic nonsectarian schools, school districts, and county offices of education.

Questions:   CDS Administration | | 916-327-4014
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 12, 2023