Minerva Central School
PO Box 39, 1466 County Route 29 - Olmstedville, NY 12857
Phone: 518-251-2000 / Fax: 518-251-2395 Email
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Dignity for All Students
New York State Dignity for All Students Act
Effective July 1, 2012
The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) was enacted to provide students with a safe, supportive educational environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying. In accordance with DASA, Minerva Central School condemns and strictly prohibits all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying.
Watch the video above or use the following resources to learn more DASA and how to prevent or respond to bullying.
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Resources Specific to 
Dignity for all Students Act

What is Bullying? A government website titled Stop Bullying Now defines it as:

Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending him or herself. Usually, bullying happens over and over.  

  • Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt people physically
  • Spreading bad rumors about people
  • Keeping certain people out of a "group"
  • Teasing people in a mean way
  • Getting certain people to "gang up" on others 


Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyber bullying is when children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can include: 

  • Sending mean text, email, or instant messages
  • Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
  • Using someone else's user name to spread rumors or lies about someone 

General Resources about Bullying: 

Resources about Cyberbullying: 


PO Box 39, 1466 County Route 29
Olmstedville, NY  12857