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Charter School Alternative Form 2020–21

Download the 2020–21 Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report Alternative Form as well as instructions on how to complete the form.

Reporting Unaudited Actuals

For the period July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the submission of charter school financial data to the California Department of Education (CDE) is required by Education Code Section 1628 External link opens in new window or tab. and by Education Code Section 42100 External link opens in new window or tab. (as amended by Assembly Bill 1994). Charter schools must submit the completed forms to their authorizing agencies by September 15, 2021. The authorizing agencies will submit the forms to their county offices of education, who will submit the forms to the CDE by October 15, 2021.

Charter schools that do not report in the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) format must use this Alternative Form. This version contains the components necessary to prepare the 2020–21 unaudited actuals data submission.

2020–21 Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report—Alternative Form

Alternative Form User Guide (DOCX) 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.

For assistance with the Alternative Form, charter schools should call their authorizing agency or county office of education. County offices may email the California Department of Education, School Fiscal Services Division, Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services at

Helpful Links

Charter School Financial Reporting for 2003–04 and Subsequent Fiscal Years, letter dated 05-Apr-2004
California School Accounting Manual (CSAM)
California Department of Education Charter Schools Home Page
County-District-School (CDS) Codes

Financial Reporting Calendars

2021 County Office of Education (COE) Calendar
2021 COE Oversight Calendar
2021 District Calendar
2021 Summary Calendar

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Last Reviewed: Monday, June 28, 2021
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