DASA and Bullying

DASA and Bullying

HCS Works to Comply with Dignity for All Students Act

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The Dignity For All Students Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010, and went into effect on July 1, 2012. This legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 – Dignity for All Students.

DASA also amended Section 801-a of New York State Education Law, regarding instruction in civility, citizenship and character education, by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity or expression and sexes. DASA further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of Education to include language addressing the act in their codes of conduct.

Additionally, under DASA, schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination and harassment by using the annual summary of violent and disruptive incidents form. The Hancock Central School District Board of Education and administrative staff are diligently working to update policies, handbooks and procedures that are impacted by DASA. We are committed to providing a caring, safe, and nurturing educational environment where our children can thrive!

We care about the safety and well-being of our students. We want to make sure each school in the district provides a comfortable place for students to learn. Therefore, to make this happen, we have implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program!

Click here to download our Bullying Report Form, fill it out and send it (anonymously or otherwise) to the attention of Principal Julie Bergman. Reports also may be emailed to [email protected].

Please review the fact sheet and other links on the right side of this page. Do not hesitate to contact the middle/high school office at 607-637-1305 if you have questions.

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