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Dignity for All Students

  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

    The Waterloo Central School District will not tolerate incidents of discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, or bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function by students and/or school employees.

    The New York State Dignity for All Students Act (Dignity Act) was signed into law on Sept. 13, 2010, and became effective July 1, 2012. This legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 - Dignity for All Students. The Dignity Act states that NO student shall be subjected to harassment, including bullying and cyberbullying, and/or discrimination by employees or students on school property or at a school function based on their actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

    Waterloo's Dignity Act Coordinators

    In compliance with Education Law, at least one staff member at every school is thoroughly trained in human relations in the areas of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (which includes a person's actual or perceived sex, and gender identity and expression), and sex. This staff member should be referred to as the Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC).

     If you have been the target of such behaviors listed above or know someone who has, we encourage you to speak to a teacher, principal, or school employee. You may also report an incident by clicking on the link below and returning the report to the following employees who have been appointed as Dignity Act Coordinators and are available to help you:

    District Coordinator:
    Shelli Tam (315) 539-1503; shelli.tam@waterloocsd.org; 109 Washington Street Waterloo, NY 13165

     Building Coordinators:

    Skoi-Yase Primary School

    Jada Bryant (315)-539-1520; Jada.Bryant@waterloocsd.org; 65 Fayette Street Waterloo, NY 13165

    Lafayette Intermediate School

    Catherine Rieck (315)539-1530 ext. 2108; catherine.rieck@waterloocsd.org; 71 Inslee Street, Waterloo, NY 13165

    Waterloo Middle School

    Lisa Andino (315) 539-1542 ext. 3108; Lisa.Andino@waterloocsd.org; 65 Center Street, Waterloo, NY 13165

    Waterloo High School

    Cristi Kelley (315)539-1550 ext. 4148; cristi.kelley@waterloocsd.org; 96 stark Street, Waterloo, NY 13165


    Further information regarding the Dignity For all Students Act (DASA) can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/

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