Friday, August 08, 2008

The Clock is Ticking

Hello Folks,
It's official. NYSED has announced that it will officially open it's portal to receive VADIR data with a final due date of September 30, 2008. Schools should be submitting their 2007-08 data.

For the newest documents go here.

The reporting forms, the glossary and a NEW QUESTIONS & ANSWER DOCUMENT have been posted so please check them out for the latest guidance.

Also know that you can call or write to the New York State Center for School Safety at 845-255-8989 or with any questions or comments.

The training schedule is listed in another post here, as well as at

Stay safe,

Friday, July 25, 2008

VADIR News and Notes

While you've been frolicking in the sand and surf, your VR has been gathering some VADIR tidbits to send forth for your information and enjoyment.

The annual event that has become known as the "Summer VADIR Roadshow," rivaling the ever-hoped-for Beatles reunion and ABBA comeback tour, has officially been scheduled.
To view the schedule and a location near you go here. Contact information is included, so please register in advance. While we don't have wristbands, we do want to prevent any scalping at the door!

Can't make it to regional session, you say? Fear not! Keep checking back here for the new and snazzy technology your VR is setting up to help you get the information and to help you train folks in your district.

Thanks to the Ulster BOCES Educational Technology Department, presentations from the New York State Education Department and the New York State Center for School Safety will be availble through videostreaming on the web. You'll get an update on SAVE, an overview of the VADIR reporting system, and instructions on electronically submitting the data.

For a more interactive VADIR learning experience, you'll find the "VADIR 101" webinar which will be available for training folks in your building.

More on both of these coming to a computer near you in mid-August!

If there is another way you can think of that we can spread the word that is VADIR, please comment here. Even if you can't think of one, let us know you're out there!

Stay safe,

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summertime and VADIR

They go together like a hand in glove! Well, not exactly as musical as hoped, but it's that time again.

The New York State Education Department and the New York State Center for School Safety will be embarking on their annual road show to update you on the most recent happenings in NCLB, SAVE legislation and an overview of the VADIR reporting system.

The above link (click on the title of this post) will get you right to the scheduled session and contact person for your region. The schedule is also right here for those of you who may be "link leery or weary!"

Hope to see you out at a session!

2008 Violent and Distruptive Incident Reporting Training Sessions

August 5 - Hudson Valley
Ulster BOCES
Contact: Tammy Rhein
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

August 6 - Albany
Capital Region BOCES
Contact: Erin Brewer
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

August 12 - Long Island
Nassau BOCES
Contact: Pete LaDuca
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Western Suffolk BOCES
Contact: Susan Kessler
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

August 13
Contact: Lee Beals

August 14
Contact: Jane Ogilvie