School Safety and the Educational Climate (SSEC) and the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

(Formerly Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting – VADIR and Dignity for All Students Act – DASA)

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, each school district is required to submit an SSEC Summary Data Collection Form.

Incident Reporting

 

School Safety and the Educational Climate (SSEC) Summary Data Collection Form
 

All public schools, boards of cooperative educational services, charter schools, and county vocational education and extension boards are required to document incidents occurring on school property, including incidents occurring in, or on, a school bus (as defined in Vehicle and Traffic Law §142), and at school functions. Each year, charter school leaders are required to report data from each charter school, and school district/BOCES superintendents are required to submit data on a district form and for each school in the district, to SED.
 

The SSEC Summary Data Collection Form contains data for the current school year and summer months (July 1 through June 30), including the summer school session. The SSEC Summary Data Collection Form also includes information (such as the number of incidents, offenders, and targets/victims by type of incident) collected in individual incident reports (IIR), as well as other information relating to school safety and the educational climate. Each incident reported on a district or school form should have been investigated to determine/verify the facts and to identify the appropriate category for reporting.

SSEC Materials and Forms

 

Instructions for SSEC Summary of Data Collection Form
Watch the SSEC Summary Data Collection Form
June 1, 2018

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SSEC Summary Data Collection Form
Watch the SSEC Summary Data Collection Form
Revised May 25, 2018
(includes a log of changes since June 6, 2017)

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Glossary of Terms used in the (SSEC)
View and download the glossary
Updated June 19, 2018

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Questions and Answers 
Regarding Reporting of School Safety and Educational Climate (SSEC) Data
Updated June 19, 2018

or visit the NYSED website here

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Individual Incident Report (IIR) Form
June 26, 2017

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Calculating the School Violence Index (SVI)
Read more about how to establish a school violence index as a comparative measure of the level of school violence in a school. 

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(prior to 2021-2022)

SSEC Data Collection and Reporting Information
Read more about data collection and reporting requirements in New York State.

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(prior to 2021-2022)

 

SSEC Webinars

Webinar: SSEC Reporting Forms
Watch the SSEC Data Collection Form Webinar Training
Spring 2018

Webinar: 2017 SSEC Training 
Watch the SSEC Data Collection Form Webinar Training
Revised October 11, 2018

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2021-22 SSEC Forms, Guidance and Instructions
Read more.

New Definitions and School Violence Index (SVI)  calculation for the 2021-22 School Safety and Educational Climate (SSEC) Reporting System
 

Proposed Amendments to Regulations Relating to the Categories of School Safety and Educational Climate

December 2020

External Links

Webinar: SSEC Reporting, Revised Definitions and Revisions to the School Violence Index Calculation
Watch the SSEC Data Collection Form Webinar Training
August 2021

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