Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
The Fillmore Central School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment free from harassment, bullying or discrimination. We take very seriously our responsibility under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which states:
“No student shall be subjected to harassment or bullying by employees or students on school property or at a school function; nor shall any student be subjected to discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.” (State Education Laws of 2010, Effective: July 1, 2012)
We encourage the involvement of staff, students, parents and community members in our effort to maintain a safe and supportive school climate where all students can learn and focus in a respectful, welcoming, considerate, and caring environment.
Reporting Incidents of Bullying, Harassment or Discrimination
If you believe that a student has been the target of harassment, bullying -- including cyberbullying -- or discrimination, please submit a DASA Complaint Form to report all allegations. To share information of an urgent nature, please call directly to a school office and/or the local authorities.
You may complete this form on your computer or as a printed hard copy.
You can email this form to the Fillmore DASA Coordinator or bring it to any school office.
The DASA Coordinator and a school administrator will review and respond to each incident in the context of the student Code of Conduct.
- All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. Anonymous reports may limit the school’s ability to gather sufficient information necessary to respond to the complaint.
- False reporting of incidents may result in disciplinary consequences.
- Any reports made during summer months will be addressed as the school administrator is available.
- Complete all parts of the form:
a. Check boxes to select the exact location of the bullying incident(s).
b. Type in all fillable areas and full description of the bullying incident.
C. Be sure to accurately give:
i. Person completing the report
ii. Date the bullying happened
iii. Name of the student who was bullied
iv. Other dates bullying occurred (if known)
v. Identify who was involved in the bullying
vi. Indicate if the bullying was previously reported to school personnel and to whom
- You will be contacted within 48 hours by the staff person investigating the report.