Dignity for All Students Act
No student shall be subjected to harassment by employees OR students on school property or at a school-sponsored function.
Bullying, under the amended Dignity for All Students Act, has the same meaning as harassment.
Harassment is the creation of a hostile environment by conduct or by threats, intimidation or abuse, including cyberbullying, that:
- has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student's educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being;
- reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety;
- reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause physical injury or emotional harm to a student; or
- occurs off school property and creates or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse might reach school property.
Discrimination or harassment within the meaning of this policy shall include a single severe incident or multiple incidents that are pervasive in nature that create a hostile environment.
The discriminating behavior or harassing behavior may be based on any characteristic, including but not limited to a person's actual or perceived:
- national origin,
- ethnic group,
- religious practice,
- sexual orientation, or
- gender (including gender identity and expression).
For the purpose of this definition the term "threats, intimidation or abuse" shall include verbal and non-verbal actions.
To report a DASA incident, please complete the (DASA Incident Reporting Form - English) or (Formulario de Reporte de Incidentes - Spanish) and send it to a Dignity Act Coordinator at the appropriate school. Scroll down to view building liaisons.