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Oriskany Central Schools implement NYS Dignity for All Students Act

By NICOLE HART

<b> ORISKANY, N.Y. (WKTV)-- </b> The Oriskany Central School District held their monthly board meeting on Monday night, but the agenda looked a bit different.

The board went over new legislation passed by New York State that will be required to roam the halls starting this school year.

Effective July 1st, 2012, the New York State Dignity for All Students Act was implemented. The law is designed to help schools curb bullying and to make sure each student feels safe and welcome while at school or at school functions.

NA Walbran Elementary School Principal, Jason Evangelist, said, "We work very hard, and have always, for acceptance for all of our students. It's something that we'll continue to do and certainly put an emphasis on the requirements of the legislation and continue doing what we're doing to make sure our students are accepting and making sure they're in a comfortable learning environment."

Oriskany Jr./Sr. High School principal, F. Daniel Myers said he is confident in the work the district has already done but is asking for help from parents. "Please take a look at this, please learn about it. Please contact us... we've been designated as the two coordinators of the district. We also have information on our website and there is also a state website that goes into great detail about the dignity for our students act."

Evangelist and Myers were both appointed as coordinators for the district at Monday nights meeting.

More information can be found at the followinf web addresses:

www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/

www.oriskanycsd.org/


 

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