In Florida, there are approximately 10 software systems being used across districts to collect data on serious incidents of violence and substance use. With this variability, there has arisen a wide variety of issues regarding software system design:
- An inability to enter incidents that involve non-students.
- Failures to incorporate local level codes into software system design, resulting in the over-reporting of SESIR incidents.
- Flawed software programming designs that inappropriately link SESIR incidents to non-SESIR disciplinary actions.
- Incomplete menus that do not allow data input personnel to select the appropriate incident type.
- Failure to incorporate additional data reporting elements required to be reported to the state, such as drug type and weapon type.
- The lack of a safeguard against saving records with incomplete data.