The Dignity Act (Education Law §11) defines harassment as the creation of a hostile environment by conduct or by verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that has or would have
the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being; or conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety. Such conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse, includes, but is not limited to conduct, verbal threats, intimidation. Please refer to the District Code of Conduct for more information.
Dignity for All Students Act: www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/
Students/or parents who would like to report an incident should do so by completing a BULLYING-HARASSMENT-DISCRIMINATION REPORT (BHDR) FORM by clicking on the following link:
Link to BULLYING – HARASSMENT - DISCRIMINATION REPORT FORM
DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENT ACT COORDINATORS
Mr. New(MS/HS) 684-9121
Ms. Dushko (Edward R. Andrews Elementary) 684-9288