• 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. Kristin Huntsman
      765-2382 ext. 203
      khuntsman@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: