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THE DIGNITY ACT

 

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 Shoreham-Wading River 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.

  

DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA) COORDINATORS

BUILDING NAME
PHONE NUMBER
Miller Ave. Elementary
Ms. Mary Anne Benz, School Psychologist
821-8245
Wading River Elementary
Ms. Patricia Aretakis, School Psychologist
821-8257
Prodell Middle School
Ms. Andrea Monz, School Social Worker
821-8217
High School
Ms. Jaclyn Anci, School Social Worker
821-8158



District Wide Coordinator
Mr. Charles Althoff, Director of Student Services
821-8107

 

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