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CARS News Flash #70

News Flash 70 was sent out as a clarification to News Flash 69 regarding the enrollment and low-income eligibility counts in the 2019–20 School Student Counts form and provides information on how to verify the counts.

To:           CARS LEA User Administrators and Authorized Representatives

From:       Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Project Team

Date:        February 4, 2020

Subject:    Consolidated Application and Reporting System Update FLASH #70

2019 Winter Release – School Student Counts Reported Data

The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) 2019 –20 School Student Counts prepopulated Student Enrollment and Eligible Low-Income Students (Ages 5-17) data may not reflect accurate data. To address any prepopulated data concerns, local educational agencies may run the 2019 –20 CALPADS report 1.17 using the Age Eligibility filter for Title I (5 to 17 year olds only) to obtain total (student) enrollment and the unduplicated Eligible Free/Reduced Meal counts. Please use the third column from the left for the Total (student) Enrollment data and the third column from the right (Unduplicated Eligible Free/Reduced Meal Counts) for the Eligible Low-Income Students (Ages 5-17) data.

Additional Information

Additional information about CARS is available on the California Department of Education CARS web page at

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Last Reviewed: Friday, March 6, 2020
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