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Consolidated Application and Reporting System

The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) is a data collection system to apply for Categorical Program Funding and to report on the use of those funds.

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Centralized Authentication System (CAS)
CAS is the system for establishing a system user account with the California Department of Education (CDE). Registering a user account in CAS does not provide a user with access to CARS or any other CDE system that uses CAS. If your CAS user name has not yet been added to CARS, you will receive the error message "CARS access is not available to this user". Information on how to use your CAS user name to gain access to CARS can be found on the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) web page in the User Access section.

CARS Login

Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Login
Login to the CARS system, which can only be accessed by authorized users who have registered in the CAS system and have been granted rights by their CARS local educational agency (LEA) User Administrator.

Calendar

CARS Data Collection Release Schedule (Updated 15-Jan-2020)
List of current release dates, deadlines, along with the applicable data collections for the current release period.

Training and User Documents

Purpose: To provide links to individual training documents and webinars.

CARS-Specific Communication

News Flash Updates
  • CARS Update Flash #68 (Dated 19-Dec-2019)
    News Flash 68 was sent to LEA User Administrators announcing the CARS is on schedule for the opening date of January 15, 2020. The news flash also included a list of the data collections included in the release, and a summary of the changes to applicable data collections.

Useful Information and Links

California School Directory

The California School Directory contains information about all California public schools, private schools, non-public nonsectarian schools, school districts, and county offices of education.

Application for County-District-School (CDS) Code and School Changes

School districts that plan to open or change a school status need to do so using either the Online Public Update for Schools (OPUS) system or the school forms. Those can be found at the CDE Schools & Districts web page.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, January 13, 2020
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