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Dignity For All Students Act

New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) took effect on July 1, 2012. Just as with the district’s Code of Conduct, the new law seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. 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.

District DASA Coordinators:

Kim Nugent, District Coordinator
Lexy Lynch & Crystal Murray, Averill Park High School
Samantha Keenan, Algonquin Middle School
Jeffrey McLane, Miller Hill School
Michael Rinaldi, Poestenkill School
Megan Beauchamp, West Sand Lake School

Click Here for the DASA Diagram of Responsibility.

Harassment Complaint Form (PDF)


NYS Department of Education Website

NYS Dignity for All Students Act Brochure