• The Dignity for All Students Act

    New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012. Amendments to the act are effective as of July 1, 2013

    The original legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 – Dignity for All Students.  The Dignity Act also amended Section 801-a of New York State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character education by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. The Dignity Act further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of Education to include language addressing The Dignity Act in their codes of conduct.

    Additionally, under the Dignity Act, schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

  • Middletown D.A.S.A coordinators

    Middletown High School
    Dwayne Whitaker
    (845) 326-1550

    Twin Towers Middle School
    Fred Merritt
    (845) 326-1631

    Monhagen Middle School
    Elissa Schreiner
    (845) 326-1680

    William Carter Elementary School
    Kathy Jensen
    (845) 326-1716

    Presidential Park Elementary School
    William Trinkle
    (845) 326-1912

    Maple Hill Elementary School
    Tamika Harris
    (845) 326-1742

    Maple Hill Annex at Truman Moon Elementary School
    Tamika Harris
    (845) 326-1742