VADIR - Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting
Each school district is required to submit Violent and Disruptive Incident Reports (VADIR) for each school building on an annual basis. Information on this page provides links to VADIR data reported by the schools, and provides resource documents to help school staff complete the necessary forms.
Proposed amendments to Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting (VADIR) are available for a 45-day public comment period. The proposed amendments would make the reporting process less complicated and place greater emphasis on violent offenses. Proposed changes include reducing the number of reporting categories from 20 to nine and clearer incident definitions that are better aligned with the intent of VADIR, which is not to be punitive but rather to inform policies for reducing school violence.
The Regents Item and full amendment can be reviewed here. A notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the State Register on September 28. Comments may be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The 45-day public comment period will expire on November 14. If the regulation is adopted, it will become effective beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
- VADIR Guidance: To improve the completeness and accuracy of violent and disruptive incidents that occurred on school property or at school sponsored events during the school year between July 1 and June 30. School district administrators must include all incidents that occurred during the summer months, including when summer school is in session, on their annual Report of Incidents Concerning School Safety and the Educational Climate, commonly called VADIR .
- Data collection period for School Safety and the Educational Climate (SSEC) incident data forms and directions can be found at:
Reports should be submitted to the Department by the prescribed date via the SED Online Portal and must be completed by the required date set by the Commissioner.
- NYS Center for School Safety VADIR page: http://www.nyscfss.org
- 2016-17 Persistently Dangerous Schools (9KB)
- 2015-16 Persistently Dangerous Schools (59KB)
- 2014-2015 Newly-Designated Persistently Dangerous Schools (143KB)
- 2014-2015 Persistently Dangerous Schools Carried Over from Previous Years (56KB)
- VADIR Data for New York City and Rest of State
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding VADIR Reporting - ( 51 KB - updated 4/8/2016)
- Glossary of Terms
- Directions and forms for completing the Summary of Violent and Disruptive Incidents Form can be found at NYSED’s Information and Reporting Services (IRS) web page.
- Revised Weighted Incident Exemption Process (WIEP) ( 152 KB - updated 4/21/2016) - Applications, Instructions and Required Forms - The WIEP application is the process by which a school district demonstrates to NYSED that it should not be designated as persistently dangerous or identified as potentially persistently dangerous because some or all of the weighted incidents reported in the VADIR summary form were allegedly directly related to a student offender’s disability, and that the school/district has taken appropriate corrective steps. When a district school is notified by NYSED that it is identified as potentially persistently dangerous (PPD), or when a persistently dangerous (PD) school is petitioning for removal of the PD designation, the WIEP application may be submitted by the due date specified by NYSED each year.
- Weighted Incident Exemption Process - Other Circumstances (WIEP-OC) ( 92 KB) - WIEP-OC is designed for use by school district leaders to apply for the exemption of weighted incidents that have been attributed to a student offender who is NOT classified with a disability. A school district leader must submit evidence in support of the requested exemption. All required forms must be completed and submitted by the due date in order to be considered.
- VADIR Software Programs and Applications
Incident Reduction Plan (IRP) Template ( 38.5 KB) - All schools that have been designated as Persistently Dangerous (PD) are required to develop an Incident Reduction Plan (IRP). The purpose of the IRP is to identify the specific actions that a school will take to ensure the safety of the students. Specifically, the IRP’s proposed actions should directly address the factors that contributed to the school’s designation as a PD school, the types of incidents that resulted from the identified factors, and describe how the school staff intends to address the factors and incidents. Each proposed action should be accompanied by a desired result/goal, an evaluation strategy to document the success of the action, and a timeline in which the action will be accomplished.
Code of Conduct Checklist ( 111.0 KB)
- Unsafe School Choice Regulation (8 NYCRR §120.5) ( 43.5 KB)
- Providing a Safe Public School Choice Option to Students Who Have Been Victims of a Violent Criminal Offense August 2002 Field Memo
- Relevant Portions of Chapter 425
- Link to the NYS Center for School Safety VADIR page: http://www.nyscfss.org