Dignity for All Students (DASA)

Dignity for All Students Act
Student Bullying Prevention Intervention Policy

The Board of Education of the Hicksville Union Free School District is committed to providing an educational environment that promotes respect, dignity and equality. The Board recognizes that students’ ability to learn and to meet high academic standards and a school’s ability to educate its students are compromised by incidents of bullying or harassment.

Therefore, it is the policy of the district to prohibit bullying, harassment or discrimination against any student by a student or students and/or employee or employees on school property or at a school function including, but not limited to, the discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. Acts of bullying or harassment are prohibited, whether they are committed directly or indirectly, in person (face-to-face), or remotely by use of electronic technology, either on school property, at a school function, on a school or coach bus or off school property where there is a sufficient nexus to the school environment.

For the Board to effectively enforce this policy and to take prompt corrective measures when the policy is violated, it is essential that all victims and persons with knowledge of bullying, harassment, or similar behavior report it immediately to district administrative staff.

A Dignity Act coordinator for each school has been trained in human relations in the areas of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender and sex.

The Dignity Act coordinators for each school are:

Burns Avenue
John Comer
516-733-2311

Dutch Lane
Janine Rossi
516-733-2361

East Street
Jean-Marie Serra
516-733-2321

Fork Lane
Chris Scardino
516-733-2341

Lee Avenue
Stephanie Stam
516-733-2351

Old Country Road
Laura McConnell
516-733-2301

Woodland
Beth Swanson
516-733-2331

Middle School
Mara Jorisch
516-733-2261

High School
Raymond Williams
516-733-2201

Districtwide
Rosemarie Coletti
516-733-2125

You can find more information about the Dignity for All Students Act below.

NYSED Dignity for All Students Act