OLGT 2017-87: Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education and Student Assigned ID (SASID) for DTA Cash and SNAP Cases
DTA and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
(DESE) collaborate to identify children in households who receive SNAP and/or
TAFDC assistance and are attending public schools. This collaboration results in
"direct certification" by enrolling qualifying children in school meal programs.
The direct certification process removes the need for a completed school meal
application or verification of eligibility for the school meals program.
DESE assigns a unique identifier to each student. This identifier is called a State
Assigned Student Identifier (SASID). This number is captured in BEACON on the
Education page to improve the accuracy of direct certification data exchange.
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