Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Voorheesville Central School District complies with the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) passed into law effective July 1, 2012.   Student harassment is prohibited on school property or at school functions.  Harassment is defined as conduct, or verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that interferes with a student’s educational performance, benefits or opportunities, emotional or physical well-being or which causes a student to fear for his or her safety. This extends to cyber bullying that occurs on or off school property.  Also prohibited is student discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientations, gender, or sex. Any person having reasonable cause to suspect that a student is being subjected to discrimination or harassment should report the suspicions to the building principal.  People who report such incidents in good faith are immune from civil liability and from retaliation.  Please refer to the posted Code of Conduct for more information.

If you wish to report an incident or series of incidents of bullying and/or harassment, please click on the link below to download the Dignity for All Students Complaint Form:

Dignity for All Students (DASA) Complaint Form
 

For inquiries regarding Dignity for All Students, please contact the following:

  • District Bullying Prevention Coordinator: 
    Mr. Brian Hunt, Superintendent
    765-3313 ext. 104
    bhunt@voorheesville.org

  • Elementary Dignity for All Students (DASA) Coordinator:
    Mrs. Carolyn Rafferty
    765-2382 ext. 553
    crafferty@voorheesville.org

  • Middle School Dignity for All Students (DASA) Coordinator:

              Middle School Counselor
              Mrs. Janelle Lyons
           765-3314 ext. 420
              jlyons@voorheesville.org
             
  • High School Dignity for All Students  (DASA) Coordinator:

               High School Athletic Director/Dean
               Mr. Joseph Sapienza
               765-3314 ext. 208
                    jsapienza@voorheesville.org
 

For more information and/or Board of Education policies regarding Dignity for All Students you may click on the links (PDFs) below:

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