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Assigning New STAC IDs and Avoiding the Creation of Multiple IDs

Sometimes, duplicate or triplicate STAC IDs are found for the same student. Multiple STAC IDs most commonly occur when students move from one district to another. To avoid creating multiple IDs, the STAC Unit recommends that you first search for existing STAC IDs.

To search for a STAC ID, go the “Find a STAC ID” screen on the STAC site, enter the first 3 letters of the student’s last and first name in the applicable fields. Use only 3 letters to generate the greatest number of possible matches. Many duplicate IDs are created due to a minor difference in a date of birth, last name, first name, hyphenated names, etc. Click on this link Searching and Assigning STAC ID’s DCHSR for full guidance.

Generally, students born in the 1990s and early 2000s have numbers only for their STAC ID. If you find a student with a birthdate in that time period and his/her STAC ID starts with C, D, E and especially F, it usually means it is a duplicate.

The STAC Unit urges districts to CALL THEM whenever they come across multiple STAC IDs, especially when a search for students transferring in from another district is unsuccessful. The STAC Unit can be reached at 518- 474-7116.


Rev. June 1 2015