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West Islip DASA Committee



Mission Statement

To explore the many issues related to bullying prevention and make recommendations for addressing the issues. To continue to support the Board of Education policy of safeguarding the rights of students to learn in an environment that is free from all forms of harassment.

DASA Committee Meetings

All meetings are held at 6:00 pm in the Udall Middle School Library Media Center. All meetings are open to the public.

Citizenship Award

Throughout the year Bullying Awareness Committee honors students, one from each level (elementary, middle school, and high school), with the Citizenship Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize students for promoting a positive culture within our school district. The award recipients have been nominated by staff members from their respective buildings according to the following seven criteria: empathy, altruism, compassion, service, perseverance, responsibility, and courage. These awards are presented at the monthly Board of Education meetings.

Any student may be nominated by a faculty or staff member. Students may be nominated more than once, but may only receive the award once. Nominated students should reflect one or all of the criteria listed below.

Citizenship Award Criteria

The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.

Unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others.

Sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it.

Contribution to the welfare of others.

Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition; the action or condition or an instance of persevering.

Ability to answer for one's conduct and obligations ability to choose for oneself between right and wrong.

Act in accordance with one’s beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.