Dignity Act Information
New York State has enacted new legislation effective July 1, 2012 titled The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). This legislation is intended to provide students in public schools an educational environment free from discrimination and harassment. It protects against all forms of harassment, particularly those based on a student’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or sex.
The Board of Education and administration are committed to providing an educational and work environment that promotes respect, dignity and equality for all. We as a school community recognize that safe and supportive learning environments can increase student attendance and improve academic achievement. A student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate students is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to bullying, taunting and intimidation.
To this end, the Board of Education and administration’s updated Code of Conduct condemns and strictly prohibits all forms of discrimination, such as harassment, hazing, and bullying on school grounds, school buses and all school sponsored activities, programs and events. The District will continue to strive to create an environment free of bullying, discrimination and/or harassment.
- Student Code of Conduct
- Dignity Act Complaint/Reporting Form
To report instances of discrimination or harassment based on a student’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or sex, kindly submit the reporting form to school officals in your child's building.
- Dignity Act Fact Sheet
- Dignity Act New York State Brochure
DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA) COORDINATORS
Arlette Sicari, Principal 631-283-3550 Ext 321
Angela Parisi, School Guidance Counsler 631- 283-3550 Ext 109