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SED to combine safety reporting systems to focus on healthiness of school climate

On Board Online • July 21 2014

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

The Board of Regents has endorsed a plan to consolidate and revise safety reporting requirements for schools, merging two separate incident reporting systems into one that also would focus on the quality of a school’s overall “climate.”

Under the proposal from the state’s Safe Schools Task Force, a single comprehensive data reporting system would track data now collected separately for the Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting (VADIR) system and the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).

Under VADIR, schools are required to record and submit information on violent and disruptive incidents and maintain a record of each incident. DASA requires that schools collect and record material incidents of discrimination and/or harassment. Both reports are submitted to the State Education Department (SED), though the deadlines differ.

The new system would streamline incident reporting and also track “key indicators for positive school climate.”

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Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on Graduation Rates

FOR RELEASE:  June 23, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
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The good news is today’s graduation rates show slight progress in the percentage of students graduating statewide, and that rate has been trending upward.

The bad news is that we continue to see persistent achievement gaps based on race and ethnicity, as well as school district wealth.

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