Dignity For All Students Act (DASA)
The goal of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which took effect July 1, 2012, is to provide students with a school environment free of discrimination and harassment by peers and by school personnel. It applies to behaviors on school property, in school buildings, on a school bus, as well as at school-sponsored events or activities. Incidents of harassment and discrimination may include, but are not limited to, threats, intimidation or abuse based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), and sex. These eleven categories are referred to as protected classes.
In addition, amendments to the regulation (effective July 1, 2013) have added explicit references prohibiting bullying and cyber bullying.
At least one school employee will be designated as a DASA coordinator in each school and will be responsible for receiving and reporting incidents. In addition, training is to be provided to staff and students in order to raise awareness, provide strategies for prevention, and offer methods of responding to acts of discrimination and/or harassment. Finally, schools will be required to collect and report data related to “material incidents” of discrimination and harassment.
Dignity for All Students (DASA) Incident Reporting Form (PDF)
2022-2023 DASA Building Coordinators
NAME NUMBER TITLE E-MAIL
COUNTRY PARKWAY ELEMENTARY
Andrew Bowen 626-9860 Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebekah Skinner 626-9863 Assistant Principal email@example.com
Charles Smilinich 626-9820 Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Mayers 626-9824 Assistant Principal email@example.com