New Hartford Central School District
Dignity for All Act (DASA)
Harassment and Discrimination Is Prohibited At School
You should never feel that it is not safe for you to come to school and participate in all school activities. You should never be prevented from concentrating on your schoolwork because another student or a school staff member is teasing you, making fun of you, pushing you around, or threatening you in some way, because of your actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin (where your family comes from), ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), or sex, or for any other reason.
You may not act toward another student in a way that might reasonably make them feel threatened or unsafe, or that might reasonably make them unable to concentrate on their schoolwork because of what you might think about their race, color, weight, national origin (where their family comes from), ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), or sex, or for any other reason. It is against school rules for any student or staff member to do this by physical actions or by verbal statements, including electronic messages. This kind of conduct (behavior) is prohibited on school property, on school buses, and at all school-sponsored events.
You should report acts of bullying, discrimination, harassment and other inappropriate actions that harm others to your Dignity Act Coordinator. In elementary schools, your Principal serves as The Dignity Act Coordinator. In junior high or high school, your Dean of Students serves as The Dignity Act Coordinator. Contact information is as follows:
New Hartford Senior High School
Mr. Crowe, Dean of Students/Dignity Act Coordinator
33 Oxford Road
New Hartford, 13413