The Student Information Repository System (SIRS) currently includes two PreK program codes – 902 for Universal Pre-K and 990 for “Other” Pre-K. In 2022-2023, SIRS does not provide a distinct code for the Statewide Universal Full-Day Prekindergarten (SUFDPK). We will be collecting additional necessary data pertaining to child enrollment counts for SUFDPK through the SED Monitoring and Vendor Performance System (MVPS) on NYSED’s Application Business Portal. Information and guidance regarding this process will be forthcoming in a separate field memo.
All prekindergarten students, regardless of the funding that supports their PreK program, must be reported in SIRS. Please follow the instructions in the chart at the end of this document for reporting prekindergarten students. Failure to appropriately code prekindergarten students may result in a reduction in the district’s reimbursement amount for the provision of 2022-2023 prekindergarten services.
For the 2022-2023 school year, districts will still complete BEDS Day enrollment for all PreK students. However, the Office of Early Learning and Office of Information Services (IRS) have agreed to follow the same procedure as last year regarding the pull dates for PreK. The first pull date will be in March, which will allow districts to continually enroll prekindergarten students up until March 15th. NYSED’s Office of Early Learning will then reach out to districts informing them if they need to contact their local RIC if there are coding errors. The last day to fix any coding errors for the 22-23 school year will be June 2, 2023.
Questions regarding how to code students should be directed first to a district’s local Regional Information Center (RIC) or Level 1 operator. A list of RIC and Big 5 City District Contacts can be accessed at Level 1 RIC/Big5 Contacts for LEAs.
Questions about reporting data in SIRS can be directed to the Office of Information and Reporting Services at email@example.com.
Questions regarding any of the state-administered prekindergarten programs may be directed to the Office of Early Learning at OEL@nysed.gov.