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Charter School Alternative Form 2021–22

Download the 2021–22 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, 2021 to June 30, 2022, 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, 2022. The authorizing agencies will submit the forms to their county offices of education, who will submit the forms to the CDE by October 15, 2022.

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 2021–22 unaudited actuals data submission.

2021–22 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

The Charter School Unaudited Actuals Financial Report—Alternative Form was developed before the new regulation updates to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 became enforceable. The Alternative Form is in the process of being rewritten for accessibility based on the revised standards.

This document is posted to the CDE Web site to meet the legal requirements of California Education Code sections 1628 and 42100 (as amended by Assembly Bill 1994).

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

2022 County Office of Education (COE) Calendar
2022 COE Oversight Calendar
2022 District Calendar
2022 Summary Calendar

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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