Dignity for all Students Act - DASA


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):

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

  • Eric Papandrea, Principal
  • Paula Lanoue, Dean of Students
  • Rebecca Kellerhouse, Guidance Counselor

How to Report Bullying and Harassment

If you feel unsafe, or if your child feels unsafe in school, speak to Becky Kellerhouse, Bullying Prevention/Dignity Act Coordinator by either visiting the middle school office or calling 753-4432 ext. 2514, or fill out this form and email it to either:

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


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


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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 the appropriate building dignity act coordinators.

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