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Dignity for All Students Act



Learning environments that are safe and supportive can increase student attendance and improve academic achievement. A student's ability to learn and achieve high academic standards, and a school's ability to educate students, is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to bullying (including cyberbullying), taunting and intimidation. Cyberbullying is considered to be the use of any form of information technology, including personal electronic devices to intimidate, harass, or threaten others. Therefore, in accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act, the District will strive to create an environment free of discrimination and harassment and will foster civility in the schools to prevent and prohibit conduct which is inconsistent with the District's educational mission.

The District condemns and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment of students based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (identity or expression), or sex. Any such discrimination and harassment by school employees or students, will not be tolerated on school property or at school sponsored activities and events that take place at locations off school property. In addition, any act of discrimination or harassment, outside of school sponsored events, which can reasonably be expected to materially and substantially disrupt the education process may be subject to discipline.

To report violations of the Dignity for All Students Act contact the appropriate Dignity Act Coordinator(s).
High School: Paul Gasparini, Principal and Laura Bond, School Counselor
Middle School: Kerri McKee, Assistant Principal
Jamesville Elementary: Pete Reyes, Principal
Moses DeWitt Elementary: Mary Sylvester, Principal
Tecumseh Elementary: Jill Zerrillo, Principal

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OUR SCHOOLS




Dr. Alice Kendrick, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300
www.jamesvilledewitt.org


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