Dignity for All StudentsAt Farragut Middle School, we believe all students are entitled to attend a school free from harassment, bullying, discrimination, and cyberbullying.
The New York State Legislature has passed the Dignity for All Students Act which became effective July 1, 2012. The Dignity for All Students Act, referred to as DASA, states that no student shall be subjected to harassment or discrimination by employees or students either on school property or at a school function. DAC prohibits harassment or discrimination based on a student’s actual or perceived race, color of skin, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender.
The Dignity Act requires that at least one staff member at every school be thoroughly trained to handle human relations in the areas of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex (Education Law §13). This staff member should be referred to as the Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC).
Dignity Act Coordinator (School): Christopher Keogh, FMS Assistant Principal
Dignity Act Coordinator (District): Jeanette Kocur, Director of Guidance
If any student believes they have been subjected to harassment or discrimination by employees or students on school property or at a school function, they may complete the complaint form below. Families and members of the school community may also complete a form when they believe an incident has taken place that requires investigation and follow-up.