Welcome to the School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting (SESIR) training site!
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School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting grew out of the public’s concern that children be safe in the school environment. In 1995-96 in response to this concern, the SESIR system was initiated to enable schools to track incidents and analyze patterns of violent, criminal or disruptive activity. The intent is for there to be complete and objective data from which to design interventions to improve the learning environment. SESIR operates at the school, district and state levels. School-level data are sent to the district in a standardized format and in turn, the district sends data to the Department of Education (DOE) where it is compiled into an annual report. This report presents the frequency of the SESIR incidents by district and for the state as a whole. Additionally, the disciplinary actions associated with the incidents are reported.

The School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting System collects data on 26 incidents of crime, violence, and disruptive behaviors that occur on school grounds, on school transportation, and at off-campus, school-sponsored events, during any 24-hour period, 365 days per year. Incidents are reported by schools to the districts which, in turn, provide the data to the DOE.

SESIR takes a comprehensive look at serious crime and violence on the school campus. The included incidents relate to:

  • Aggravated Battery
  • Alcohol
  • Arson
  • Bullying
  • Burglary  
  • Disruption on Campus-Major
  • Drug Sale/Distribution
  • Drug Use/Possession
  • Fighting
  • Harassment
  • Hazing
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny/Theft ($750)
  • Other Major Incidents
  • Physical Attack
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Offenses-Other
  • Threat/Intimidation
  • Tobacco
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism ($1000)
  • Weapons Possession

SESIR incidents are serious incidents. While less serious incidents may be recorded and reported for the district; they should not be reported to DOE as SESIR incidents. SESIR incident definitions can be found here or on the Office of Safe Schools website.
When a SESIR incident occurs, it is important to track whether certain “related elements” were involved.  For SESIR, the related elements that must be reported are:
  1. Alcohol-related
  2. Bullying-related
  3. Drug-related
  4. Gang-related
  5. Hate crime-related
  6. Hazing-related
  7. Injury-related
  8. Vaping-related
  9. Weapon-related
Knowledge of the frequency of occurrence of these elements helps with subsequent intervention program planning and required reporting to federal funding sources.
SESIR applies to incidents that occur:
  1. On school campuses and grounds
  2. During transportation to and from school
  3. At school-sponsored events
SESIR incidents are reported for:
  1. Any 24-hour period
  2. 365 days of the year
SESIR incidents are reported:
  • whether or not the perpetrator or victim is known
  • whether or not students are involved – the offender could be a teacher, a parent, etc.
Reported to Law Enforcement means:
  • an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or a local Law Enforcement Officer such as:
    • a case number was assigned,
    • a report was filed,
    • an affidavit was filed,
    • a referral to a civil citation or similar prearrest diversion program,
    • an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR,
    • or an arrest was made.
The presence of, notification of, or consultation with a Law Enforcement Officer or SRO, is not sufficient for an incident to be coded as "Reported to Law Enforcement."

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School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting
Office of Safe Schools
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
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