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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.

Public Comment Period for Proposed Amendments to VADIR Regulations

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:  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.

Violent and Disruptive Incident Report (VADIR) Data

VADIR Resources:

  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding VADIR Reporting - (pdf 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) (Word document 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) (Word document 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

Field Site Visit Forms:

  • Incident Reduction Plan (IRP) Template (Word document 38.5 KB) Updated 8/18/16- 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 (Word document 111.0 KB)


VADIR Staff Development Presentation - Powerpoint:

Last Updated: October 4, 2016