The Dignity for All Students Act
This webpage provides information and resources related to the newly implemented Dignity for All Students Act(effective July 1, 2012) in New York State. The new law was designed and implemented to help foster “more nurturing environments in all schools.” While many have dubbed the new law “the anti-bullying law”, the language in the act does not specifically address bullying; instead it addresses harassment and discrimination which are two key components of bullying. It is hoped that by addressing the behaviors that frequently lead to bullying, there is a greater likelihood that students will enjoy learning environments that are more conducive to increased achievement.
For more information please email Freya Mercer, DASA Coordinator