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 mde.communications@state.mn.us.

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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.