Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.
The Dignity Act states schools must provide instruction in civility, citizenship, and character education by expanding tolerance and respect for others. Protected classes, awareness and sensitivity to the relation of people include, but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes.
Schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
Hughes’ DASA Coordinators
Dr. Maureen Futscher, Principal
Hannah Mickle, School Social Worker
If you suspect bullying, discrimination, or harassment towards a student, please contact Dr. Futscher or Miss Mickle by email or phone.