Professional Learning

SACS Web System Training

In April 2022, the California Department of Education (CDE) released the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) Web application. All transitional kindergarten through grade 12 local educational agencies (LEAs) in California must use this application for the preparation and submission of required financial reports during budget, interim and unaudited actuals reporting periods.

Before, during and after the release of the software, the CDE partnered with FCMAT to conduct statewide training on the new reporting software. This collaboration included developing training materials and recording training sessions. The materials presented on this website represent the joint efforts of the CDE, FCMAT and county offices of education in these training initiatives.

SACS Release Trainings

SACS Web System: Overview Webinar March 2022 — Video; 1:59:00

SACS Web System: User Training Recording April 2022 — Video; 3:13:38

SACS Release Materials

The following presentation decks supported the SACS release trainings held at nine different county offices of education in 2022.

Application Security — presentation deck about how to log into SACS and manage user roles and permissions. 

Data Import and User Data Input/Review — presentation deck about how to import, modify, review, print and export SACS data.

Dashboard — presentation deck about how to use the user interface.

Forms — presentation deck about various SACS forms and how to view, modify and print them.

Technical Review Checks — presentation deck about how to run technical review checks and review their outcomes.

Submissions — presentation deck about the dataset submission, workflow and review process.

SACS Post-Release Trainings

SACS Web System: Post-Release Webinar October 2022 — Video; 1:23:55

SACS Web System: Unaudited Actuals Reporting Webinar July 2023 — Video; 2:27:58

SACS Post-Release Materials

The following resources supported the SACS post-release training webinar held in October 2022.

SACS Web System: Post-Release Webinar — presentation deck about various changes made to the SACS Web System following its initial release.

SACS Flowchart — explanation of dataset submission process and statuses.