Disciplinary Incident Reporting System

The Disciplinary Incident Reporting System (DIRS) reporting system enables both the department and school districts to comply with state and federal reporting requirements for suspensions, expulsions, special education and dangerous weapons. DIRS is a web-based, password protected system through which all public school districts must report disciplinary incidents that result in either suspension or expulsion. This page contains important information about DIRS including deadlines and announcements. 

Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.06, Subdivision 3, requires the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to annually report on disciplinary incidents, and incidents involving dangerous weapons, that occur in Minnesota public schools. Data for this report is obtained from MDE’s Disciplinary Incident Report System (DIRS). Copies of these reports are available below.

> Enter the Disciplinary Incident Reporting System (DIRS)

Batch Submissions

  • Batch XML Schema  - 11/16/12
    XML schema requirements for DIRS batch uploads
  • Batch XML Example  - 12/19/11
    XML schema example file for DIRS batch upload containing multiple incident scenarios.
  • Batch Upload Disclaimers  - 12/19/11
    Outline of DIRS batch related documents, disclaimers, and various upload scenarios and outcomes
  • How to Use Batch Upload  - 11/18/11
    DIRS batch upload procedures guide