Friday, July 21, 2006

Got VADIR????

New blips on the VADIR RADAR!!

You've been waiting with bated breath...and here they are. VADIR trainings across the State. Bring your team. Bring your questions. Those questions that can't be answered at that very moment will be recorded and sent on to SED for the absolute correct answer!

So below is a list of locations, dates and contact numbers. Call up the person in your region. Sign up!

August 7: Mid-West, Genesee Valley BOCES, Contact Joan Vitkus, 585-344-7571

August 8: Mid-South, GST BOCES Bush Campus, Bldg 1 Conference Room ABC, 459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY, Contact Colleen Hurd, 607-739-3581

August 9: Mid-State, OCM BOCES, Contact Lee Beals, 315-431-8557

August 10: West, Michael's Banquet Facility, Contact Jane Olgivie, 716-821-7550

August 15 & 16: Long Island, Western Suffolk BOCES & Nassau BOCES, Contact Susan Kessler, 631-242-1128

August 23: Hudson Valley, Ulster BOCES Conference Center, 175 Route 32 North, New Paltz, NY, Click here for a map and directions. Contact Teresa Pabon, 845-255-4874

TBA: Capital Region, Best Western, Wolf Road, Albany, Contact Kay Bradley, 518-464-3975

Training for Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting (VADIR): Training will be provided to all public school districts, BOCES and charter schools this summer on VADIR. This training will assist schools with the legal requirements on what and how to report violent and disruptive incidents. Each public school district, BOCES and charter school will be asked to send a team of four representatives to one of the day-long regional training sessions that will be scheduled in August. The teams should include the superintendent or designee, a building principal representative, a representative of the teachers’ union, and a person with primary responsibility for accurate completion of VADIR forms.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Stay Safe -

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

July 11, 2006 New VADIR Questions and Answers

Hot off the presses!! Got Questions? NYSED's got Answers. The newest edition of the VADIR Questions & Answers documents is dated July 11, 2006 and is available for your viewing pleasure at

Not quite finding the answers you need, call 845-255-8989. You can also access the website of the New York State Center for School Safety, Resources, resources. If you don't ask, we can't help. Check them out.

Also, keep coming back here or to the NYS Center's website for the regional VADIR trainings that will be coming to a theater, or training room, near you! Look for the date and time in your region during the first couple of weeks in August.
Stay safe!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Regional VADIR Trainings - Keep Checking Back

Beginning in August, there will be regional technical assistance sessions about the current VADIR reporting requirements. As soon as time and locations are confirmed, we'll post them here with more information available through the website of the New York State Center for School Safety.

That site is filled with vital and, yes, I'll say it, wonderful information related to SAVE compliance, youth development, violence prevention and policy resources. Check it out!

And keep coming back for VADIR updates. That's what the VADIR Radar is all about - sightings, sitings, citings and information about the VADIR reporting system.

Stay safe!