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Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)



What is the Dignity for All Students Act?

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 was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012.


DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Coordinators:

Bayview Elementary School - Mr. John Mullins
Oquenock Elementary School - Mr. Jack Maniscalco
Paul J. Bellew Elementary School - Mrs. Rhonda Pratt
Manetuck Elementary School - Ms. Dawn Morrison
Beach Street Middle School - Mr. Andrew O'Farrell
Udall Road Middle School - Mr. Daniel Marquardt
West Islip High School - Dr. Anthony Bridgeman


New York State Department of Education
Explains in detail the provisions for the new law.

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
Highlights of the new Dignity for All Students Act, effective July 1, 2012, and information on how to become a CAPS volunteer.

DASA Presentation
Download a presentation that is an overview and steps to prepare for the implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act.

DASA Fact Sheet
Download an informational fact sheet created by the NYS Center for School Safety.

DASA Informational Brochure
A printable brochure that is an overview of the new legislation.