New York State's Dignity for All Students Act
The NYS Dignity for All Students Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and went into effect for all public schools on July 1, 2012. It was amended to include cyberbullying, which became effective on July 1, 2013.
The intent of the Dignity Act is to provide all students in NYS public schools a learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
The Dignity Act states that NO student shall be subjected to harassment or discrimination by employees or students on school property or at a school function based on their actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.
Acting Dignity Act Coordinators:
Elementary School - Rhonda Underhill - Vice Principal / Kai D'Alleva - Principal 535-3250
High School - Jeremy Leroux - Vice Principal / Kai D’Alleva - Principal, 535-3210
Report an Incident:
To report an incident(s) please click on the link below, fill out the form, and schedule an appointment with the appropriate coordinator above.
- WGCSD Dignity Act Brochure
- The Teacher's Role in Developing Social Skills by Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
- Social Competence and the Child with Learning Disabilities by Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
- "Dos & Don'ts" for Fostering Social Competence by Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Code of Conduct:
- Elementary School Student/Parent Handbook
- High School Student/Parent Handbook
- Watkins Glen Central School District Code of Conduct