If you feel unsafe or know someone who feels unsafe, please report it here by clicking on the hand below. After you fill out the form, this will be sent to a school administrator with all of the details from your report.


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!
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Do not hesitate to contact the elementary school office at 607-637-1219 or the middle/high school office at 607-637-1305 if you have questions.