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 Act Complaint/Reporting Form
- Student Code of Conduct
- Shoreham-Wading River Policy regarding Dignity for All Students Act
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 officials in your child’s building.
- The Dignity Act Fact Sheet and Brochure offer additional information specifically related to the legislation:
DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA) COORDINATORS