DASA: Dignity for all Students
Dignity for All Students Act - DASA
DASA, enacted by New York State, went into effect July 1, 2012 and protects students in NYS public schools from harassment, discrimination and bullying by other students or school employees.
It provides that no student shall be subjected to discrimination based on his or her actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, weight, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or sex. DASA explicitly states that the harassment is the creation of a hostile environment through bullying, taunting and intimidation.
WAJ DASA Coordinator: Mr. William Wood, 518-734-3400