The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)


The Dignity Act

As of July 1, 2012, NYS Education Law requires all schools to implement The Dignity for All Student Act which states that “No student shall be subjected to harassment, discrimination or bullying by employees or students,” and to appoint a dignity coordinator to investigate claims of
such harassment. The goal of this act is to create a positive school climate free from harassment and discrimination based on color, race, sex, gender identity, weight, religion, religious practice, sexual orientation, sexual identity, disability, and national origin.

Reportable incidents are those where a student is subjected to discrimination and or harassment by a student and or employee on school property or at a school function that creates a hostile environment through conduct (with or without physical contact) and or verbal threats, intimidation or abuse of such a severe or pervasive nature that:

  1. Has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits or mental, emotional, and or physical well-being, or
  2. reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety.

To report an incident, contact Dignity Coordinator Ms. Hyatt.

 Report a Bullying Incident 

DASA Incident Form

Dignity for All Students Act- A Guide for Parents

DASA coordinator

Jody Hyatt
Coordinator of Student Services
Minerva Central School
PO Box 39
1466 Cty Rte 29

Olmstedville, NY 12857

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