Dignity for All Students

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As a result of the Dignity Act, the Board of Regents amended Commissioner's Regulation 100.2(c) to include classroom instruction that supports the development of a school environment free of discrimination and harassment, including but not limited to, instruction that raises awareness and sensitivity to discrimination and harassment based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex.


What is the The Dignity for All Students Act?

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Who in our district is responsible for what and how do I contact them?

Janet Folkman, Dignity Act Coordinator (K-12):
Jfolkman@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

Becky Kellerhouse, Jr. Sr. High School Building Dignity Act Coordinator : rkellerhouse@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

Beth McQueeney, Elementary Building Dignity Act Coordinator : bmcqueeney@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us


Building Dignity Act Coordinators

Elementary Building

  • Mark Foti, Principal
  • Beth McQueeney, Guidance Counselor
  • Lisa Waldron, School Psychologist

MS/HS Building

  • Julie Adams, Principal
  • Miriam Dobbs, Assistant Principal
  • Rebecca Kellerhouse, Guidance Counselor

How to Report Bullying and Harassment

Building Reps are designated to conduct investigations of reported instances of bulling and harassment. Discrimination, harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and sexting can be reported to any faculty or staff member.  Faculty and staff are required to report such incidents to a Building Rep or the DAC.  Parents or students may also fill out this form and email it to either:

Becky Kellerhouse, Dignity Act Coordinator, Jr. Sr. High School at rkellerhouse@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

Or

Beth McQueeney, Elementary Dignity Act Coordinator at bmcqueeney@hoosicvalley.k12.ny.us

impact

The Character Education Student Committee has evolved into IMPACT


Are you being bullied? Do you think your child is being bullied? If so please talk to Becky Kellerhouse in the High School and Beth McQueeney in the Elementary School. It is important to address bulling issues as they happen and not allow things to escalate. Or email this form to:

Additional Resources:

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