School Safety and the Educational Climate (SSEC) Reporting
(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.
SSEC Materials and Forms
The SSEC Summary Data Collection Form is a part of New York State Education Department’s (SED) implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and Violent or Disruptive Incident Reporting (VADIR).
Data regarding violent or disruptive incidents, as well as incidents of, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying, is compiled to comply with New York State reporting requirements and to designate schools that are persistently dangerous.
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.
School Safety and the Educational Climate (SSEC) Summary Data Collection Form
Dignity for All Students Act - DASA.
New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.