Dignity for All Students Act
The goal of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is to provide students with a safe, supportive educational environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying. Some of the law requirements include: establishing anti-harassment and discrimination policies, creating school training programs and including a course in civility, citizenship and character education in the curriculum for every grade level. New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) took effect on July 1, 2012, and was amended on July 1, 2013.
The Dignity Act includes, but is not limited to, acts of discrimination and harassment based on a student’s race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (defined to include gender identity or expression), or sex.
If you would like to file a student harassment incident, please complete the Student Harassment and Nondiscrimination Incident Form (policy 0115.1-E) and return it to your building principal, assistant principal or school counselor. Individuals can also review Board policy 0115 related to student harassment and bullying prevention.