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Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

The Board of Education is committed to providing an educational and working environment that promotes respect, dignity and equality. The Board recognizes that discrimination, such as harassment, hazing and bullying, are detrimental to student learning and achievement. These behaviors interfere with the mission of the district to educate its students and disrupt the operation of the schools. Such behavior affects not only the students who are its targets but also those individuals who participate and witness such acts.

 

To this end, the Board condemns and strictly prohibits all forms of discrimination, such as harassment, hazing and bullying on school grounds, school buses and at all school-sponsored activities, programs and events.

 

Discrimination, harassment, hazing or bullying that takes place at locations outside of school grounds, such as cyberbullying, which creates or can be reasonably expected to create a material and substantial interference with the requirements of appropriate discipline in the operation of the school or impinge on the rights of other students are prohibited, and may be subject to disciplinary consequences.

 

Dignity for All Students Act Coordinator – Mark Bennett, mbennett@potsdam.k12.ny.us 315-265-2000 x809

Dignity for All Students Act Associates  -  Jennifer Gray, jgray@potsdam.k12.ny.us 315-265-2000 x248

                                                                  Daniel Cook, dcook@potsdam.k12.ny.us 315-265-2000 x513