Information and Reporting Services

Vendor Support for School Districts and BOCES

Overview || Resources: Technical Info: Codes and Templates
Data Validation Rules/Testing | FRPL/Community Eligibilty Guidance | Teacher/Staff link

This page provides technical guidance to vendors of New York State school data systems regarding the collection of data in the NYSED Student Information Repository System (SIRS).

Technical Information



* The PowerPoints provide information at a given point in time. Vendors should consult the SIRS Manual and updated guidance as distributed by IRS. Please submit any questions by clicking the HELP button located in the bottom right corner of the screen.

SIRS Manual and Other Guidance

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Level 0 Data Validation Rules

The Level 0 application is a web-based application used to enter and validate data from an LEA (Local Educational Agency; Level 0 = local) before data are loaded to their Level 1 Host center/RIC (Level 1 = regional). The Level 0 application contains edit checks to assist LEA users in providing quality data to the Student Information Repository System (SIRS) at Level 2 (Level 2 = state). Data validation rules documentation is posted below. The Department strongly encourages student management system (SMS) vendors to incorporate Level 0 data validation rules in their SMSs.

The Level 0 Historical application follows the same data validation rules as the main Level 0 application.

Vendor Testing of Level 0 Rules

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Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) Guidance

FRPL Reporting Guidance for Food Service Vendors

FRPL Community Eligibility Program (CEP) Information

With the new guidance regarding 30-day Carryover for students transferring from CEP schools, here is a current list of CEP schools to inform the field of reporting of FRPL eligibility types in SIRS.

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Teacher/Staff Data

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Last Updated: November 20, 2023