97% of Massachusetts school districts send information via SIF. Of the 13 districts using legacy, there are 7 districts expected to onboard for the start of the 2020 school year. Districts without a vendor certified in all collections should contact Melissa Marino, Sujata Pun, and Danielle Norton, to discuss options for 2019 and beyond.
SIF onboarding can take place at any time during the year. We recommend that all districts make plans to onboard and start to work with the SIF error reports while the Legacy filing option is still available as a backup.
The ability to certify data using SIF as the only means of communication has increased significantly in the last two years.
SIF received Capital Funding to make a number of enhancements to improve performance, usability, and the ability of districts to certify data using SIF. Completed improvements included:
Over the next year, the Department is focused on upgrading our messaging infrastructure; redesigning the error messages to assist districts and vendors in troubleshooting; working with vendors to ensure that districts are able to certify all collections via SIF; optimizing the data collections processes and reports; and on-boarding the remaining districts.
Last Updated: February 20, 2019
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