RIC One is an initiative with all of the Regional Information Centers in NY State. RIC One is a secure data transfer method and the data is stored on a server the secure environment at Eastern Suffolk BOCES. This API is easily configured in Schooltool and eliminates the need for a custom export, sftp, etc. and the data is updated nightly.
Although, onboarding to the API is of no cost to the district, there is a yearly maintenance fee.