• Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

    The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012.

    The Green Island Union Free School District is committed to providing an educational environment that promotes respect, dignity and equality for all.  Our District recognizes that harassment and bullying are detrimental to student learning and achievement.

    A student should never feel that it is not safe to come to school and participate in all school activities.  A student should never be prevented from concentrating on their schoolwork because another student or a school staff member is teasing them, making fun of them, pushing them around, or threatening them in some way, because of their race, color, weight, national origin (where their family comes from), ethnic group, religion, religious practices, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex, or for any other reason.

    A student may not act toward another student in a way that reasonably might make that other student feel threatened or unsafe, or that might reasonably make that other student unable to concentrate on their school work, because of the other studentís race, color, weight, national origin (where their family comes from), ethnic group, religion, religious practices, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex, or for any other reason.  It is against school rules for any student or school staff member to do this by physical actions or by verbal statements, including electronic messages. This kind of conduct is prohibited on school property, on school buses, and at all school-sponsored events.

    The law calls for each school to appoint a Dignity Act Coordinator who is trained to address issues in areas protected by the law and is accessible to the school community. The Dignity Act Coordinator in the Green Island Union Free School District (Heatly School) is the school social worker. The name and contact information for the school social worker is listed below. If you have any questions about this Code of Conduct, please also contact the principal of your school.

     

    Green Island UFSD's Statement of Equity

    The Green Island Union Free School District stands together with the 24 school districts that comprise the Capital Region BOCES region in our shared responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students, particularly those who have been historically marginalized. It is our commitment that the diverse experiences and perspectives of our students, families and staff will be recognized, reflected and embraced in our educational institutions.

    While our 24 school communities in the Capital Region each have a unique makeup, we all share one commonality: Our desire to provide an equitable educational experience that ensures opportunities and the necessary support for success for all students. It is our pledge to embrace the diverse experiences, values, beliefs, backgrounds and perspectives of our communities as we endeavor to prepare our students for the society they will encounter in life beyond our school systems.