Dignity for All Students Act
New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.
For students, the Dignity Act guarantees tolerance, respect for others, and an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. Any harassing or bullying activity can be reported to a DASA Coordinator who must ensure that the behavior is remediated.
For more information on DASA, visit the NYS Education Department's Dignity for All Students Act page.
DASA Coordinators in Rockland County
*Please check with school administration to confirm that the listed individual is an active coordinator.
East Ramapo Central School District
District DASA Coordinator: Kelly Dowd email@example.com
Chestnut Ridge Dignity Act Coordinator: Stephanie Dilfate firstname.lastname@example.org
Pomona Dignity Act Coordinator: Angela Alexander email@example.com & Duff Pannell firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Valley Dignity Act Coordinator: Dionne Olamiju email@example.com
Ramapo Dignity Act Coordinator: Sherrill Murray-Lazarus firstname.lastname@example.org
Pearl River School District
District DASA Coordinator: Todd Santabarbara (845) 620-3943
Pearl River High School Building Coordinator: Andrea Pompey (845) 620-3800
Pearl River Middle School Building Level Coordinator: Dr. Kristin Talleyrand (845) 620-3870
Nyack School District
Nyack School District DASA Coordinator: Dr. Giordanella (845) 353-7045
Nanuet Central School District
Nanuet School District DASA Coordinator: R. Gilmour email@example.com
DASA Coordinator for Central Office Rockland BOCES: Ana Reluzco firstname.lastname@example.org (845) 627-4712 DASA Coordinator At-Large Rockland BOCES: Darlene Westinghouse email@example.com (845) 627-4757
South Orangetown Central School District
Director of Human Resources: Jeremy Barker firstname.lastname@example.org (845) 690-1030
North Rockland School District
North Rockland High School Dignity Act Coordinator: John Kolesar email@example.com, Jorge Montero firstname.lastname@example.org, Joan Murphy email@example.com (845) 942-3320 & Francisco Ovalles firstname.lastname@example.org
Fieldstone Middle School Dignity Act Coordinators: Natalie Armstrong email@example.com (845) 942-7903 & Kelly O'Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramapo Central School District
Deputy Superintendent for Human Resources: Stephen Walker email@example.com 845-357-7783 ext.11
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