District and School Site Verification
The District and School Site Verification System is a web-accessible collection tool that enables updates to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) master directory of organizational units, which controls the processing of data on other MDE major systems such as MARSS, STAR, UFARS, FNS, IDEAS, Levy and the Minnesota Report Card.
It is essential that contact information and addresses be kept up-to-date. Organizations are asked to update changes to contact information and addresses whenever necessary throughout the year. See the Annual Verification of District and School Site Information document linked below for details.
The Minnesota Report Card now includes a section for every school in Minnesota to highlight information that might not be evident by looking at data alone. Read instructions for how to add your school’s message to the My School tab on our report card. Updates to this information can be submitted any time; MDE will update the system quarterly, which is when your latest changes will be published. If you have questions about your My School message, contact email@example.com.
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The District and School Site Verification System is now part of the Education Identity and Access Management (EDIAM) security system. All users must create an EDIAM account. Your organization's EDIAM Identified Official with Authority (IOwA) must authorize your access. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) cannot authorize user access. User access is recertified annually by the EDIAM IOwA. Please refer to the Data Submissions main page for more details.
The District and School Site Verification system allows you to update the following information:
- Location Address
- Mailing Address
- Phone and Fax Numbers
- Name of Superintendent, Principal, or Lead Administrator
- Title of Lead Administrator
- Email Address of Lead Administrator
- Grades Served
- Website Address
- Various contacts
- How to Process Other Changes
To add or close sites, or make adjustments to other information, such as classifications or learning year, please contact your organization's site verification coordinator. To determine the classification of an educational site, please refer to the Determining the Classification for a Standard Educational Site document linked below.
Annual Verification of District and School Site Information for SFY 2020-21 - 4/20/20
MDE Site Request or Change Form - 4/11/13
Save this form to your computer, complete it and return it as instructed on the form. For School Districts: Use this request form to open a school site, close a school site, change grades offered or change school classification. For All Other Types of Organizations: please fill out the MDE Site Request or Change form with the name of your organization, address, contact information and the name and contact information of the person submitting the request. An organization site number will be assigned. You do not need to fill out the section for assigning numbers or classifications.
School Site: Determining Classification for a Standard Education Site - 11/18/11