Application for a CDS Code

This application is to be used by local educational agencies (LEAs) to notify the California Department of Education (CDE) of the establishment of a California public school and to apply for a County-District-School (CDS) code for the newly established school. This application is also used to change a school's authorizing district or to reopen a closed school.

Prior to completing this application, please ensure that you have all of the required information and have read the Application for a CDS Code Instructions External link opens in new window or tab..

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NOTE: If you are attempting to update information for an existing school, please use the CDE Online Public Update for Schools (OPUS – CDS) web site.

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