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Port Byron and Anti-Bullying/DASA

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Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

The state's new Dignity for All Students Act, which took effect July 1, 2012, requires each school district to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying.

Some of the law's requirements include establishing anti-harassment and discrimination policies, creating school training programs and including a course in civility, citizenship and character education in the curriculum for every grade level.

The new law builds on policies already in place in Port Byron Central School District that promote civility, mutual respect, citizenship, character, tolerance, honesty and integrity. The district is committed to providing an educational and working environment that promotes these principles for all students, staff and parents. As such, our policies and Code of Conduct  condemn and prohibit all forms of discrimination, such as harassment, hazing and bullying on school grounds, on school buses, at school bus stops and at all school-sponsored activities, programs and events.



A.A. Gates Elementary School

At the elementary school, students attend monthly character education assemblies on topics like tolerance, acceptance and bullying. These assemblies are part of the school-wide PAWS (Practice respect, Accept responsibility, Work honestly and Safety matters) program. Faculty and staff believe that responsible-positive behavior is the foundation of an excellent education. Students are encouraged to act proactively if they witness bullying.

Elementary school teachers host weekly class meetings to discuss with students any potential issues the students are facing. The PAWS team of teachers and staff meet monthly to discuss matters of concern within the school.


Dana West Jr.-Sr. High School

To start the school year, Principal Michael Jorgensen and Assistant Principal Kim Brown spoke with all students in the auditorium and discussed DASA and anti-bullying information.