Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's That Time!

It is official. NOVEMBER 21, 2007 is the due date for the electronic submission of VADIR data.

If you have any questions, all guidance related information can be found at this site:

A few points to remember:

New guidance is available as of October 11, 2007 so be sure and work with the most current information.

Building level data is submitted in summary form.

Until SED receives the Superintendent's sign off on the building level data, the submission will NOT be considered official.

You can also contact the New York State Center for School Safety if you have any questions. We're available by phone at 845-255-8989; by fax at 845-255-3836; and by email at scss@mhric.org. So please reach out to us. We're happy to help.

Stay safe,

Monday, October 15, 2007

New VADIR Guidance

The new guidance from NYSED is available now. Please click on the title of this entry to head straight to the new glossary. Why? Because it's new!

Especially note the changes to Category 2.2 - Other Sexual Offenses where they have provided additional information related to "mooning" incidents. Those incidents may now be reported either as Category 10 - Intimidation, Harrassment, Menacing or Bullying or as Category 20 - Other Disruptive Incidents depending on the circumstances of the actual incident.

Also, Category 17 has been further expanded. Category 17 is Weapons Possession Only; 17.1 covers weapons confiscated upon entry to the building by scanning; and 17. 2 is now Weapons Found Under Other Circumstances.

Also, according to NYSED "as of October 11, 2007 the VADIR Questions and Answers document is being updated. This document will be posted as soon as it becomes final." So look for the new Q&A soon.

Also, oh so much news, keep checking back because the VADIR reporting due date will also be announced at the NYSED website soon.

Please check the new documents at this link. It's new. Have I mentioned there is new guidance????

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me through comments here at the blog. It's what your trusty VADIR Radar lives for.

Stay safe,