Information and Reporting Services

Vendor Support for School Districts and BOCES

This site provides guidance to New York State school data systems vendors regarding the collection of data in the Student Information Repository System.

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.

**For archived materials, please contact NYSED.

SIRS Manuals and Other Guidance

Data Validation Rules

Level 0 is a web-based application used to enter and validate data. Level 0 application contains edits to assist users in providing quality data to the Student Information Repository System (SIRS). The data validation rules for each extract may be accessed by clicking on the link below. The Department encourages student management system vendors to incorporate the data validation rules in their systems.


Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL)

FRPL Reporting Guidance for Food Service Vendors PDF [Posted 09/26/2018]

Community Eligibility Program Information (CEP)

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.

Teacher/ Staff Data


Last Updated: March 3, 2021