Dignity for All Students: Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment of Students
**refer to Policy 7370 - Dignity for All Students**
The New Paltz Central School District Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and productive learning environment within its schools. In accordance with New York State’s “Dignity for All Students Act” (“DASA”), the Board is committed to promptly addressing incidents of harassment and/or discrimination of students that impede students’ ability to learn. This includes bullying, taunting or intimidation in all their myriad forms as outlined in District Policy 7370 which may be found on the District’s website, www.newpaltz.k12.ny.us.
The Board condemns and strictly prohibits all forms of discrimination, such as harassment, hazing and bullying on school grounds, school buses and at all school-sponsored activities, programs and events, whether on or off school property. No student shall be subjected to harassment by employees or students on school property or at a school function. Nor shall any student be subjected to discrimination based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, physical size/shape, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including identity and expression), or sex, by school employees or students on school property or at a school function.
Discrimination, harassment, hazing or bullying that takes place at locations outside of school grounds which can be reasonably expected to materially and substantially interfere with the requirements of appropriate discipline in the operation of the school or impinge on the rights of other students is prohibited, and may be subject to disciplinary consequences. In addition, the District reserves the right to discipline students who engage in harassment of students off school property under circumstances where such off campus conduct would be violative of the student code of conduct.
Building DASA Coordinators:
Duzine: Meri Lederer (845)256-4305
Duzine: Ross Hogan (845)256-4350
Lenape: Meri Lederer (845)256-4305
Lenape: Sean Inglee (845)256-4350
Middle School: Daniel Glenn (845)256-4200
High School: Michael Teator (845)256-4100
District DASA Compliance Officer:
Director of Student Support Services: (845)256-4046